The Agia Marina station is situated at a remote site in the center of the island (35.04N; 33.06E; 535m above sea level), close to the villages of Agia Marina and Xyliatos, at the Forestry Department premises of “Agia Marina Xyliatou”. The station is a collaboration with the Department of Labour Inspection (which is in charge of the air quality network in Cyprus), and is also the EMEP rural station for Cyprus since 1997.
The station is currently composed of two 15m² containers fully equipped with high capacity air condition units, electricity (single and three phase) up to 45A, two UPS units, remote video control and alarm system, lab benches, 19” racks, fast internet connection and standard atmospheric inlets for gases and aerosols.
The instrumentation currently operating consist of three Magee AE33 Aethalometers (PM1, TSP, and PMcoarse through experimental virtual impactor), an Ecotech Auora 4000 Nephelometer, a TSI Aerosol Particle Sizer, a TSI Scanning Mobility Particle Sizer, a Aerodyne Aerosol Chemical Speciation Monitor (ACSM) and a camel CE318 sun photometer. In collaboration with the Interuniversity Laboratory of Atmospheric Systems (LISA, France), CAO operates an ICARE CARAGA to measure dry and wet deposition. The university of Helsinki is currently operating an Airel Neutral cluster and Air Ion Spectrometer and an Airmodus Particle Size Magnifier connected to a Condensation Particle Counter.
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