Mittwoch, 27. April 2016


Everyone did a good job today by removing and packing their instruments, tools and spare parts. The container got more and more empty and quit. Also the heavy high-volume sampler found its way back to the ground, even if the workers from the forest department had to help.

26.04.2016-Last coupling experiment between FINCH and IN-PCVI

During the last 4.5 weeks we performed around 40 of these coupling experiments. Some of us were a bit sentimental and counting down the last seconds of the last coupling experimentJ. The measurements at PM1 and PM10 inlet continue until tomorrow morning. Then we will pack and prepare everything for our departure.

Dienstag, 26. April 2016


Moving forward to the end of the campaign, the graph below summarizes the OPC concentration at PM10 inlet from April, 3 until April, 24. Higher particle concentration at sizes greater than 1 µm around April, 10 and April, 16 point out the two dust events measured during the campaign.


Monday morning started as usual with a meeting at the Cyprus Institute discussing recent preliminary data from different groups and instruments. During the last days, dust did not show up again. 


Also horses enjoy the nice weather on Cyprus during the drive. J

Freitag, 22. April 2016


Back to work and at station Agia Marina, measurements continue but the PM10 concentration is still quite low with 7-8 ug/m^3. We hope to get again higher concentrations within the next days. ALABAMA did not measure today due to a change of our ablation laser head. 

21.4.2016- Day off

Today we had again a really nice and funny day off at the beach and in the old town of Nicosia.