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Jacek W Kaminski

Jacek W Kaminski
Institute of Environmental Protection

Ph.D., D.Sc.

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The Poland-AOD aerosol research network was established in 2011 to improve aerosol–climate interaction knowledge and provide a real-time and historical, comprehensive, and quantitative database for the aerosol optical properties distribution over Poland. The network consists of research institutions and private owners operating 10 measurement stati...
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The TROPOMI instrument aboard Sentinel-5P is a relatively new, high-resolution source of information about atmosphere composition. One of the primary atmospheric trace gases that we can observe is nitrogen dioxide. Thanks to TROPOMI capabilities (high resolution and short revisit time), one can describe regional and seasonal NO2 concentration patte...
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TRPOMI instrument aboard Sentinel-5P is a relatively new, high-resolution source of information about atmosphere composition. One of the primary atmospheric trace gases that we can observe through it is nitrogen dioxide. By now, we were using the chemical weather model (GEM-AQ) as a mean for estimating nitrogen dioxide concentration on a regional s...
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TRPOMI instrument aboard Sentinel-5P is a relatively new, high-resolution source of information about atmosphere composition. One of the primary atmospheric trace gases that we can observe through it is nitrogen dioxide. By now, we were using the chemical weather model (GEM-AQ) as a mean for estimating nitrogen dioxide concentration on a regional s...
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This study provides a comprehensive assessment of NO2 changes across the main European urban areas induced by COVID-19 lockdowns using satellite retrievals from the Tropospheric Monitoring Instrument (TROPOMI) onboard the Sentinel-5p satellite, surface site measurements, and simulations from the Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service (CAMS) regio...
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This study provides a comprehensive assessment of NO2 changes across the main European urban areas induced by the COVID-19 lockdown using satellite retrievals from the Tropospheric Monitoring Instrument (TROPOMI), surface site measurements and simulations from the Copernicus Atmospheric Monitoring Service (CAMS) regional ensemble of air quality mod...
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The goal of the study was to investigate if aviation emissions could influence the climate and weather by modifying the chemical composition of the atmosphere and subsequently, the radiative balance. To carry out the set objective, we used the global environmental multiscale atmospheric chemistry model with comprehensive tropospheric and stratosphe...
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A coupled stratospheric chemistry–meteorology model was developed by combining the Canadian operational weather prediction model Global Environmental Multiscale (GEM) with a comprehensive stratospheric photochemistry model from the Belgian Assimilation System for Chemical ObsErvations (BASCOE). The coupled model was called GEM-BACH for GEM-Belgian...
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A coupled stratospheric chemistry-meteorology model was developed by combining the Canadian operational weather prediction model Global Environmental Multiscale (GEM) with a comprehensive stratospheric photochemistry model from the Belgian Assimilation System for Chemical ObsErvations (BASCOE). The coupled model was called GEM-BACH for GEM-Belgian...
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This paper presents the first outcomes of the “FAIRMODE pilot” activity, aiming at improving the way in which air quality models are used in the frame of the European “Air Quality Directive”. Member States may use modelling, combined with measurements, to “assess” current levels of air quality and estimate future air quality under different scenari...
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The surname of author Cathy Quantin-Nataf was misspelled ‘Quantin-Nata’ , authors Ehouarn Millour and Roland Young were missing from the ACS Science Team list, and minor changes have been made to the author and affiliation lists; see accompanying Amendment. These errors have been corrected online.
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Global dust storms on Mars are rare1,2 but can affect the Martian atmosphere for several months. They can cause changes in atmospheric dynamics and inflation of the atmosphere³, primarily owing to solar heating of the dust³. In turn, changes in atmospheric dynamics can affect the distribution of atmospheric water vapour, with potential implications...
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The aim of the presented study was to investigate the impact on the radiation budget of a biomass-burning plume, transported from Alaska to the High Arctic region of Ny-Ålesund, Svalbard, in early July 2015. Since the mean aerosol optical depth increased by the factor of 10 above the average summer background values, this large aerosol load event i...
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The NOMAD (“Nadir and Occultation for MArs Discovery”) spectrometer suite on board the ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO) has been designed to investigate the composition of Mars’ atmosphere, with a particular focus on trace gases, clouds and dust. The detection sensitivity for trace gases is considerably improved compared to previous Mars missions, c...
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The aim of the presented study was to investigate the impact on the radiation budget of biomass burning smoke plume transported from Alaska to high Arctic region (Ny-Alesund, Svalbard) in early July 2015. This high aerosol load event is considered exceptional in the last 25 years with mean aerosol optical depth increased by the factor of 10 in comp...
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The aim of the presented work was to analyse the impact of data stratification on the efficiency of the Model Output Statistics (MOS) methodology as applied to a high-resolution deterministic air quality forecast carried out with the GEM-AQ model. The following parameters forecasted by the GEM-AQ model were selected as predictors for the MOS equati...
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This paper presents the results of measurements of aerosol physical and chemical properties during iAREA2014 campaign that took place on Svalbard between 15th of Mar and 4th of May 2014. With respect to field area, the experiment consisted of two sites: Ny–Ålesund (78°55′N, 11°56′E) and Longyearbyen (78°13′N, 15°33′E) with further integration of Ae...
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Upper troposphere and lower stratosphere (UTLS) region is a layer around the tropopause. Perturbation of the chemical composition in the UTLS region can impact physical and dynamical processes that can lead to changes in cloudiness, precipitation, radiative forcing, stratosphere-troposphere exchange and zonal flow. The objective of this study is to...
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The NOMAD instrument has been designed to best fulfil the science objectives of the ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter mission that will be launched in 2016. The instrument is a combination of three channels that cover the UV, visible and IR spectral ranges and can perform solar occultation, nadir and limb observations. In this series of two papers, we pres...
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The NOMAD spectrometer suite on the ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter will map the composition and distribution of Mars׳ atmospheric trace species in unprecedented detail, fulfilling many of the scientific objectives of the joint ESA-Roscosmos ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter mission. The instrument is a combination of three channels, covering a spectral range fr...
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The Upper troposphere and lower stratosphere (UTLS) region is a thin layer around the Tropopause. Perturbation of the chemical composition in the UTLS region can impact physical and dynamical processes which can lead to changes in cloudiness, precipitation, radiative forcing, stratosphere-troposphere exchange and zonal flow. The reported research ai...
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In the scope of the AQMEII Phase 1 project the GEM-AQ model was run over Europe for the year 2006. The modelling domain was defined using a global variable resolution grid with a rotated equator and uniform resolution of 0.2° × 0.2° over the European continent. Spatial distribution and temporal variability of the GEM-AQ model results were analysed...
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In the scope of the AQMEII Phase 1 project the GEM-AQ model was run over Europe for the year 2006. The modelling domain was defined using a global variable resolution grid with a rotated equator and uniform resolution of 0.2° × 0.2° over the European continent. Spatial distribution and temporal variability of the GEM-AQ model results were analysed...
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A 3 year (2008-2010) air quality simulation over Europe was undertaken. The GEM-AQ chemical weather model with EMEP emission was run on a global variable resolution grid centered over Europe with spacing of ∼15 km (0.125 o x 0.125 o) in the core. Modelled NO 2 column was evaluated against SCIAMACHY and OMI observations on a monthly basis. Interannu...
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Spatial and temporal variability of NO2 tropospheric column over Europe was analyzed for a 3 year period (2008–2010) based on monthly average observations from SCIAMACHY and the GEM-AQ model results. The GEM-AQ model was run in a global variable configuration with a resolution of ∼15 km over Central Europe. Spatial averaged time series were calcula...
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A simple method for correcting NO 2 emissions that employs an air quality model results and satellite observations from OMI and SCIAMACHY will be presented. A 3 year (2008-2010) air quality model simulation over Europe was undertaken. The GEM-AQ model using EMEP emissions was run on a global variable resolution grid centered over Europe with spacin...
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Application of satellite observations for the evaluation of the land surface temperature from GEM model forecastAbstract: The Global Environmental Multiscale model (GEM) was evaluated against satellite observations and measurements from synoptic stations. The computational grid was set up in the global variable mode with the resolution of ~25 km ov...
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The continuing decrease of ice cover over the Artic allows for the increase in shipping and industrial activities in the region. These activities lead to the increase of anthropogenic emissions from shipping, prospecting, exploration, and smelting. Emissions from shipping are dominant and their magnitude and impact on the Arctic environment have be...
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GEM – AC (Global Environmental Multiscale Atmopsheric Chemistry model) jest globalnym operacyjnym modelem prognozy pogody „chemicznej”, z zaimplementowanym on-line modułem chemicznym, opisującym chemię tła troposfery i stratosfery oraz procesy związane z kształtowaniem jakości powietrza w zanieczyszczonej troposferze. Domena obliczeniowa modelu się...
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A multiscale, on-line meteorological and air quality model GEM-AQ was used to simulate ozone and particulate matter over the European continent in 2006, as a part of the Air Quality Model Evaluation International Initiative (AQMEII). In contrast to the majority of models participating in the Phase I of AQMEII, the GEM-AQ configuration employed here...
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The concept of photochemical regimes was proposed by Sillman (1995, 1999) as a tool to develop strategies for reducing ozone precursor. In addition to the NOx/VOC regimes a number of indices based on secondary species are in use. Several studies focused on regime analysis in the local scale during short term pollution episodes (e.g. Millard and Tou...
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Aerosol Optical Depth (AOD) is a measure of the extinction of solar radiation due to scattering and absorption by atmospheric aerosol. AOD is calculated from satellite observations (i.e. from MODIS, MISR) of atmospheric spectral transmission and ground based observations (i.e. AERONET sun photometers). However, quality and availability of satellite...
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The phenomenon of urbanization is an important environmental and social issue the modern society has to face. According to current estimates half of world’s population lives in urban areas. It is expected that urban population will grow in the future. Consequently, there is a pressing need for multidisciplinary studies of all aspects of the urban e...
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The air quality forecast is an important component of the environmental assessment system. The "Clean Air for Europe" (CAFE) Directive 2008/50/EC stipulates a need for numerical modelling in order to support public information services to interpret measurements of pollutants concentrations and to prepare and evaluate air quality plans. Most Europea...
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The Observing System Simulation Experiment (OSSE) capability developed at Environment Canada allows simulation of all observation types currently used operationally as well as future data types. Its infrastructure, based on the operational global data assimilation system used at the Canadian Meteorological Centre, was recently enhanced to conduct d...
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Results from an operational air quality forecast for Central Europe and comparison with selected satellite observations will be presented in this study. A 3 year (2008-2010) model simulation was undertaken with the purpose to assess the climatology and the interannual variability of air pollutants over Central Europe. The GEM-AQ model was used as a...
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Starting on 7 February 2009, southeast Australia was devastated by large bushfires, which burned an area of about 3000 km<sup>2</sup> on this day alone. This event was extraordinary, because a large number of combustion products were transported into the uppermost troposphere and lower stratosphere within a few days. Various biomass burning product...
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We present a preliminary evaluation of the gaseous species in the stratosphere and upper troposphere in the GEM–AC model. The model output is compared with profiles measured by the ACE-FTS instrument onboard the Canadian SCISAT-1 satellite. The analysis shows satisfactory agreement with observations for most species. Modeled distributions in the An...