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Flying laboratories – Krakow and Paris balloons

On 29.09.2021 a group of scientists from AGH University of Science and Technology in `Krakow, Jagiellonian University and Polish Institute of Meteorology and Water Management presented results of the analysis of the samples of air collected from the Balloon during a press conference. The presentation was based on a new publication: “Measurement report: Effect of wind shear on PM10 concentration vertical structure in the urban boundary layer in a complex terrain”, which appeared in JCR listed magazine: “Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics”.

Short version of the publication is availible here.

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Jean-Baptiste Renard from the French National Centre for Scientific Research was invited to the conference and he had his presentation, in which he shared his experiences from very similar research conducted on Paris Balloon (

What makes the research special, is that the air pollution is measured in vertical profiles. Maximum attitude of the gondola during a flight on both balloons is 285 m.

Both sides declared will of future cooperation according air pollution measurement in Krakow.

Jean-Baptiste Renard – French National Centre for Scientific Research
From left: Maciej Sergiusz Piotrowski (Eska Radio), prof. D.Sc. Mirosław Zimnoch and D.Sc. Jakub Bartyzel from Environmental Physics team – Faculty of Physics and Applied Computer Science – AGH University of Science and Technology in Krakowie.
Jean-Baptiste Renard