The HygrA-CD campaign has been planned in the Greater Athens Area (GAA) during May-June 2014, when air mass convection is very likely to take place, as the atmosphere is still not totally dry. At this specific period of the year, we are expecting to have Saharan dust outbreak events over Athens (i.e. Southern winds), but also air masses carrying mixtures of urban/continental and marine aerosols, due to the influence of the etesian winds to the wind circulation in GAA (North-eastern winds).
The scientific objectives of the HygrA-CD campaign have been set as follows:
The methodology to achieve the objectives of the HygrA-CD campaign is based on the synergy between in-situ and remote sensing instruments within a well-mixed PBL.