ECSS2023-162, updated on 03 Mar 2023
11th European Conference on Severe Storms
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ACCuReSy Project- targeting the aerosol-cloud interactions within convective environments in Romania

Simona Andrei1, Răzvan Pîrloagă1,4, Mariana Adam1, Alexandru Tudor2,5, Adrian Piticar2, and Bogdan Antonescu3,4
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  • 1National Institute of Research and Development for Optoelectronics, Magurele, Romania (
  • 2Henri Coandă Air Force Academy, Braşov, Romania
  • 3Future Climate Research, Bucharest, Romania
  • 4University of Bucharest, Faculty of Physics, Magurele, Romania
  • 5Babeş-Bolyai University, Cluj Napoca, Romania

Understanding the macrophysical and microphysical processes within a convective environment is highly important to strengthen the resilience and adaptation to severe weather. The ACCuReSy project targets a topic a topic under debate within the international scientific community but less tackled in Romania: the aerosol-cloud interactions. By using state-of-the-art remote sensing instruments from new exploratory platforms placed within relevant two locations chosen by their relevance for the environmental factors that meet the conditions for observing convective development either thermal and dynamical, the project aims to perform advanced research on the atmospheric environment before, during and shortly after the convective events and to investigate the aerosol-cloud interactions with special attention on the factors that contribute to the hail formation. Here we present briefly the work performed during the first phase of the project and the future steps in achieving our goals.

Key words: aerosol-clouds interactions, cloud macro- and microphysics, convective clouds, severe weather

Acknowledgment: This work is funded by a grant of the Ministry of Research, Innovation and Digitization, CCCDI - UEFISCDI, project number PN-III-P2-2.1-PED-2021-1938, ctr. No. 713PED, and partially supported by the Romanian National Core Program Contract No.11N/03.01 2023 and by the Romanian Ministry of Research, Innovation and Digitalization, through Program 1- Development of the national research-development system, Subprogram 1.2 - Institutional performance - Projects to finance the excellent RDI, Contract no. 18PFE/30.12.2021

How to cite: Andrei, S., Pîrloagă, R., Adam, M., Tudor, A., Piticar, A., and Antonescu, B.: ACCuReSy Project- targeting the aerosol-cloud interactions within convective environments in Romania, 11th European Conference on Severe Storms, Bucharest, Romania, 8–12 May 2023, ECSS2023-162,, 2023.