Head of the Laboratory (RaDOR):
Unstructured researchers: Prof. Raffaele di Cristo, Ing. Alberto Fortelli, Dr. Andrea Giuliacci.
TheMeteorological Observatory of the University of Naples Federico II is attached to the Department of Earth Sciences, Environment and Resources and is located in the center of Naples, in Largo S. Marcellino. It was established by dictatorial decree of Giuseppe Garibaldi, on the 29th October, 1860, at the request of Prof. Luigi Palmieri, holder of the first chair of Meteorology into united. The Meteorological Observatory of S. Marcellino is, therefore, the highest institution regarding the knowledge of meteorological events of the city of Naples. Meteorological data are currently collected from three automatic stations located on the turret on the building of S. Marcellino (lat. 40° 50 '48 "N, long. 14° 15'31" E, altitude 50 m). The stations are run by following weather sensors: temperature (° C); atmospheric pressure (hPa) (normalized to sea level); relative humidity (%) wind speed (m/s); wind direction (°North); precipitation (mm); global and direct solar radiation (W/m2); UV index (0-11).
The Institute ISAFOM CNR has requested and obtained the installation of additional weather sensors, such as the sonic anemometer and minilidar to measure the atmospheric mixing layer, and concentrations and fluxes of CO2, H2O, CH4, O3, N , NO2, NOx particulates at different dimensional bands (PM1, PM2.5, PM10). The installation of new equipments, operational since November 2014, has effectively promoted the Meteorological Observatory of S. Marcellino as a supersite for monitoring air pollution. The World Health Organization considers the latter one of the most important causes of death for those who live in large cities. Our supersite is unique in Italy and, finally, it will be able to provide accurate information and forecasts of air quality.For more details visit: www.ariasana.org www.meteo.unina.it