Olga Zawadzka-Manko

Olga Zawadzka-Manko
University of Warsaw | UW · Institute of Geophysics

PhD

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16 Research Items
276 Citations
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Additional affiliations
June 2021 - November 2021
Babeş-Bolyai University
Position
  • Researcher
October 2019 - present
University of Warsaw
Position
  • scientific and technical specialist
May 2016 - October 2019
University of Warsaw
Position
  • PostDoc Position
Description
  • SAMIRA project - SAtellite based Monitoring Initiative for Regional Air quality
Education
September 2009 - January 2015
University of Warsaw
Field of study
  • College of Inter-Faculty Individual Studies in Mathematics and Natural Sciences
September 2004 - July 2009
University of Warsaw
Field of study
  • Inter - Faculty Studies in Environmental Protection

Publications

Publications (30)
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This paper presents the analyses of the long-term observations of aerosol optical thickness (AOT) and concentrations of particulate matter with an aerodynamic diameter <10 μm (PM10) in the Warsaw extended area. The AOT was observed between 2005 and 2011 in Warsaw and in Belsk (about 45 km away from Warsaw) with hand-held Microtops (Warsaw) and CIME...
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Within the framework of the Satellite-based Monitoring Initiative for Regional Air quality (SAMIRA) project, the near-real-time (NRT) operation has been documented for an in-house developed algorithm used for the retrieval of aerosol optical depth (AOD) maps from the Spinning Enhanced Visible and Infrared Imager (SEVIRI) sensor onboard the Meteosat...
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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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This paper presents an analysis of the long‐term (1982‐2015) variability of aerosol optical properties, as well as aerosol and greenhouse gases (GHG) direct radiative forcing (RF) in Central Europe on the basis of MERRA‐2 reanalysis and ground‐based observation. Calculations of longwave (LW) and shortwave (SW) RF were made with the use of the off‐l...
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This study presents the vertical profiles of aerosol optical and microphysical properties obtained from cable car and ground-based measurements in the Silesian Beskids, Poland. The data were collected during a measurement campaign between 25 February and March 11, 2018. An AE-51 micro-aethalometer and PMS7003 and OPC-N2 optical particle counters we...
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Citation: Stebel, K.; Stachlewska, I.S.; Nemuc, A.; Horálek, J.; Schneider, P.; Ajtai, N.; Diamandi, A.; Benešová, N.; Boldeanu, M.; Botezan, C.; et al. SAMIRA-SAtellite Based Monitoring Initiative for Regional Air Quality. Abstract: The satellite based monitoring initiative for regional air quality (SAMIRA) initiative was set up to demonstrate the...
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This paper presents the validation results of Aerosol Optical Depth (AOD) retrieved from the Spinning Enhanced Visible Infrared Radiometer (SEVIRI) data using the near-real-time algorithm further developed in the frame of the Satellite-based Monitoring Initiative for Regional Air quality (SAMIRA) project. The SEVIRI AOD was compared against multipl...
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The impact of moderately absorbing aerosols on the energy budget over Central Europe is discussed, based on experimental observations and numerical simulations obtained for the summer of 2015. Aerosol events, defined as aerosol optical depth (AOD) at 500 nm greater than 0.15, especially in August, are mostly attributed to transport of biomass burni...
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The impact of absorbing aerosols on climate is complex, with their potential positive or negative forcing, depending on many factors, including their height distribution and reflective properties of the underlying background. Measurement data is very limited, due to insufficient remote sensing methods dedicated to the retrieval of their vertical di...
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This paper presents the results of long‐term observations (1964–2010) of direct solar flux at two stations in the Tatra Mountains in Poland (Central Europe). The measurements obtained from a Linke‐Feussner actinometers are used to estimate broadband (0.29–2.9 μm) and wideband (0.53–0.63 μm) aerosol optical depth (BAOD, WAOD). Both BAOD and WAOD at...
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During August 2016, a quasi-stationary high-pressure system spreading over Central and North-Eastern Europe, caused weather conditions that allowed for 24/7 observations of aerosol optical properties by using a complex multi-wavelength PollyXT lidar system with Raman, polarization and water vapour capabilities, based at the European Aerosol Researc...
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During an exceptionally warm September of 2016, the unique, stable weather conditions over Poland allowed for an extensive testing of the new algorithm developed to improve the Meteosat Second Generation (MSG) Spinning Enhanced Visible and Infrared Imager (SEVIRI) aerosol optical depth (AOD) retrieval. The development was conducted in the frame of...
Poster
Stationary high-pressure systems, causing cloudless heat-wave conditions, are excellent for quasi-continous ground-based and satellite remote sensing. Are there relations of the optical properties of air-suspened diffrent origin particles to the heat-wave conditions ?
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During an exceptionally warm September in 2016, unique and stable weather conditions contributed to a heat wave over Poland, allowing for observations of aerosol optical properties, using a variety of ground-based and satellite remote sensors. The data set collected during 11–16 September 2016 was analysed in terms of aerosol transport (HYbrid Sing...
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This work presents the methodology for obtaining the vertical profiles of aerosol optical and microphysical properties based on cable-car and ground-based measurements in a mountain region. The presented data were collected during the winter workshop between 7th and 13th March 2016 in Krynica-Zdroj (southern Poland). During this campaign photoacous...
Conference Paper
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During an exceptionally warm September of 2016, the unique, stable weather conditions over Poland allowed for an extensive testing of the new algorithm developed to improve the Meteosat Second Generation (MSG) Spinning Enhanced Visible and Infrared Imager (SEVIRI) aerosol optical depth (AOD) retrieval. The development was conducted in the frame of...
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This paper is focused on Saharan dust transport to Central Europe/Poland; we compare properties of atmospheric Saharan dust using data from NAAPS, MACC, AERONET as well as observations obtained during HyMountEcos campaign in June 2012. Ten years of dust climatology shows that long-range transport of Saharan dust to Central Europe is mostly during s...
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In this paper impact of intensive biomass burning (BB) in North America in July 2015, on aerosol optical and microphysical properties measured in the European Arctic is discussed. This study was made within the framework of the Impact of Absorbing Aerosols on radiating forcing in the European Arctic (iAREA) project. During the BB event aerosol opti...
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The subject of this study is to use in-situ measurements, passive and active remote sensing observations, as well as numerical simulations to describe the temporal variability of aerosol single-scattering properties such as aerosol optical depth (AOD), single scattering albedo (SSA), and aerosol direct shortwave forcing at the Earth's surface durin...
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This paper presents two algorithms used to derive Aerosol Optical Depth (AOD) from a synergy of satellite and ground-based observations, as well as aerosol transport model output. The Spinning Enhanced Visible Infrared Radiometer (SEVIRI) instrument on board Meteosat Second Generation (MSG) allows us to monitor aerosol loading over land at high tem...
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In this paper we describe the results of a research campaign dedicated to the studies of aerosol optical properties in different regions of both the open Baltic Sea and its coastal areas. During the campaign we carried out simultaneous measurements of aerosol optical depth at 4 stations with the use of the hand-held Microtops II sun photometers. Th...
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Aerosols measured in coastal areas are significantly different from those over an open sea, both in terms of structure and physical properties. The aerosol composition and concentrations are generally uniform in the open sea area. In the case of coastal areas, the composition may be changed within a short period of time. Aerosols in coastal zone ca...
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Aerosols are one of the most important components of the atmosphere. The content and composition of aerosols in the atmosphere depends on their origin. In maritime areas transformation of aerosols in the atmosphere may occur. This depends on many factors, such as wind speed and direction, humidity and emission from the sea surface. The transformati...
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We would like to describe the results of a research campaign aimed at the studies of aerosol optical properties in the regions of the open Baltic Sea as well as coastal areas. During the campaign we carried out simultaneous measurements of aerosol optical depth at 4 stations with use of the hand-held Microtops II sunphotometers. The studies were co...
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This work provides information on selected optical parameters related to volcanic ash produced during the eruption of the Eyjafjöll volcano in Iceland in 2010. The observations were made between 16 and 18 April 2010 at four stations representative for northern (Sopot), central (Warsaw, Belsk) and south-eastern (Strzyzow) regions of Poland. The larg...
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The Spinning Enhanced Visible Infrared Radiometer (SEVIRI) instrument on board Meteosat Second Generation (MSG) offers new capabilities to monitor aerosol loading over land at high temporal and spatial resolution. We propose algorithm to derived aerosol optical properties from synergy of the satellite, sun photometer and ceilometer observations. SE...
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The Spinning Enhanced Visible Infrared Radiometer (SEVIRI) instrument on board Meteosat Second Generation (MSG) offers new capabilities to monitor aerosol loading over land at high temporal and spatial resolution. We propose algorithm to derived aerosol optical properties from synergy of the satellite, sun photometer and ceilometer observations. SE...
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Optical properties of a volcanic aerosol obtained by direct observations from Radiation Transfer Observatory at the Institute of Geophysics University of Warsaw and Aerosol and Radiation Observatory SolarAOT in Strzyzów (south eastern part of Poland) together with Meteosat Second Generation observations are discussed. Aerosol optical properties mea...

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Hello,
I am looking for AOD data based on Sentinels 2 and 3. Are there any available aerosol products? If yes - where can I find it?

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The overall goal of SAMIRA is to improve regional and local air quality monitoring through synergetic use of data from present and upcoming satellites, traditionally used in situ air quality monitoring networks and output from chemical transport models. Through collaborative efforts in four countries (Poland, Romania, The Czech Republic, and Norway) with different, but pressing air quality problems, SAMIRA aims to support the selected institutions and associated users in their national monitoring obligations as well as to generate novel research in this area.
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A challenging interdisciplinary topic of the assessment of the impact of atmospheric optical properties on terrestrial ecosystem functioning is to be tackled. The IOP period is assigned for March to November 2018 at the PULS PolWET wetland site in vicinity of Rzecin in Poland. A characterization of the atmospheric composition will come from a combination of the remote and in-situ instrumentation based on ground-based, airborne, and satellite platforms. The crucial instruments are the ESA Mobile Raman Lidar EMORAL, the LATMOS BASTA 95GHz Doppler cloud-radar, the Eddy Covariance 4.5m-high measurement tower, the CIMEL photometer, the static chamber sites for CO2, CH4 and H2O fluxes measurements, the extensive meteorological monitoring sensors (radiation, temperature, relative humidity, precipitation etc.), the WETMAN climate manipulation sites, as well as the drone/ballon in-situ aerosol profiling within boundary layer. The mobility of the EMORAL lidar will allow for performing also short 2-4 weeks campaigns at other locations of the PolandAOD network, e.g. at the UW RT-Lab site in Warsaw, the Solar AOT site Strzyżów in Eastern Carpathian Range. A feasibility study on the validation of selected ESA missions, assessed based on the collected data assets (e.g. ADM-Aeolus, EarthCARE, Sentinels) will be done.
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Project of the European Facility For Airborne Research (EUFAR) Transnational Access (TA). The objective of the project was to analyse the environment of the Polish Karkonosze National Park and Czech Krkonoše National Park (UNESCO M&B Reserve). The APEX hyperspectral airborne images were acquired by the DLR Braunschweig (Germany) and VITO (Belgium). Parallel to the airborne campaign, field measurements by teams of the Charles University in Prague and University of Warsaw were conducted. As an outcome of the project new maps and analyses of vegetation, rocks were acquired. The project started in March 2012.