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Atmospheric Rome joinT supersitE

  • Main site: 41.880°N 12.680°E 107 m a.s.l.
  • Secondary site: 41.900°N 12.510°E 75 m a.s.l.
Observational platform
Hosting institutes
  • Institute of Atmospheric Sciences and Climate (CNR-ISAC)
  • Institute of Marine Science (ISMAR)
  • Sapienza University of Rome
  • Davide Dionisi
    Facility PI
  • Luca Di Liberto
    PI deputy
  • Giampietro Casasanta
    PI deputy

The Italian Atmospheric Rome joinT supersitE (ARTE) National Facilities includes two experimental ground-based fixed sites located in the metropolitan area of Rome:

- The CNR-ISAC Rome Atmospheric Supersite (CIRAS, located in the semi-rural foot-hill area of Tor Vergata. This site is operated by the Institute of Atmospheric Sciences and Climate with the participation of the Institute of Marine Sciences.

- BAQUNIN (Boundary-layer Air Quality Using Network of Instruments, urban site located at “Sapienza” University, in the city center. This site is operated by La Sapienza University of Rome.

Scientific scope

Current observations are directed towards the study of atmospheric composition, boundary layer dynamics, meteorology and the study of precipitation.
Observational methodologies include remote sensing from the ground and from satellites, atmospheric composition and precipitation measurements from both stationary and mobile means. Lidar, Radar and Sodar instrumentation developed by ISAC, ISMAR and La Sapienza is used in parallel with advanced commercial instrumentation.
Within ACTRIS, ARES fulfils the requirements for the Aerosol Remote Sensing (ARS) component. The other components such as 'Aerosol in-situ, Trace Gases Remote Sensing and Cloud Remote Sensing' will be included in the coming years


Component type Labelling status PIs
Aerosol remote sensing Submitted in January 2024 Davide Dionisi