Institute of Applied Physics of 
  the Academy of Sciences of Moldova Atmospheric Research Group A T M O S P H E R I C

About the project

Our partners

Since 1999 group participates in the international Aerosol Robotic Network (AERONET) project which is related to the monitoring of the optical properties of atmospheric aerosols. Researches are carried out in cooperation with the AERONET research team from the NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, Biospheric Sciences Branch, code 614; Greenbelt, USA. Duration of the AERONET program activity is from 2000 to 2020. Results of monitoring and processed data can be found here, and our official page on the AERONET site is presented here.

Since 2003 group participates in the international Global Atmosphere Watch (GAW) program under the supervision of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). Group carries out measurements of solar radiation, total column ozone content and UV radiation. †Within the framework of the GAW program group cooperates with the World Data Centers:

- World Ozone and Ultraviolet Radiation Data Centre (WOUDC), Toronto, Canada. On the WOUDC site our datasets are located here;

- World Radiation Data Centre (WRDC), St. Petersburg, Russia. On the WRDC site our datasets are located here.

Ground-based solar radiation monitoring station was registered in the Global Atmosphere Watch Station Information System ( GAW SIS) database as a Regional fixed station in WMO RA VI Ц Europe (Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Testing and Research (EMPA), Dubendorf, Switzerland).

Since 2006 the group has been collaborating with Prof. Lucien Wald and his research team within the framework of the Solar Data (SoDa) project, Centre Energetique et Procedes, Centre Energetique et Procedes, Ecole des Mines de Paris / Armines / CNRS (FRE 2861), France. We submit ground solar radiation data to validate new generation of database- HelioClim-3 Database of Solar Irradiance, derived from METEOSAT satellite data.

In March 2006 the Agreement about scientific and technical cooperation between the Institute of Applied Physics and the State Hydrometeorological Service of the Republic of Moldova was signed. In compliance with the Agreement it is supposed to carry out joint researches in the field of studying climate changes and properties of atmosphere at the stations of the State Hydrometeorological Service of the Republic of Moldova and at the IAP ground station.