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Balon Widokowy – one of the most recognisable tourist attraction in Krakow turned into flying Atmospheric Laboratory, conducting research aimed at air pollution analysis.

Uniqness of our measurments consists of:

  • probing pollution in vertical profiles, which allows to analyse particulate matter concentration on different levels. Maximum balloon attitude is 285m – that allows for example studying inversion layer over Krakow – which disallows polluted air weathering.
  • High intesity of probing. During each viewing/tourist flight instruments inside balloon’s gondola measure air quality. We have already obtained thousands of air pollution vertical profiles.

Research results are binded to current meteorogical conditions, such as wind speed and direction, temperature and atmospheric pressure.

Below, we present information according aforementioned research.

Flying laboratories – Krakow and Paris balloons

On 29.09.2021 a group of scientists from AGH University of Science and Technology in `Krakow,…

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Scientists from Krakow’s AGH Univeristy of Science and Technology, investigate at what attitude one can breath clean air

Thanks to possibility of putting air pollution meassurment instruments on our balloon, researchers from Faculty…

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Prestigious publication in “Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics” – summarising results of the air pollution measurments made on our balloon.

Today the article summarising results of air pollution measurments that has been being taken on…

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Another CO2 measuring campaign during the night!

Our balloon team continues to cooperate with Environmental Physics researchers from AGH University of Science…

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Presentation of PM10 concentration vertical profiles: March 2020 – June 2020

The most representative profiles from January 2020 are presented. Data presentation and coverage by:dr inż.…

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Presentation of PM10 concentration vertical profiles – February & March 2020

The most representative profiles from January 2020 are presented below. Data presentation and coverage by:dr…

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PM10 concentration vertical profiles presentation – January 2020

The most representative profiles from January 2020 are presented. Data presentation and coverage by:dr inż.…

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Presentation of PM10 concentration vertical profiles from November and December 2019

Vertical profiles of PM10 concentration have been masured by particulate matter sensor installed on Krakow…

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First instrument installed

A light aerosols counter, created by scientists from AGH University of Science and Technology, which…

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