Atmospheric simulation chambers and laboratories are highly instrumented facilities for the determination of parameters needed for understanding chemical, physical, or biological processes and for controlled simulation experiments under near-realistic environmental conditions.

Atmospheric Simulation Chamber Types

  • Indoor chambers with artificial light sources
  • Large outdoor chambers
  • Cloud and aerosol-cloud-interaction chambers
Laboratory Platforms
  • Assemblies of high-end instruments and installations for specific purposes that do not require ‘artificial atmospheres’
Our Atmospheric Simulation Chambers and Laboratory Platforms provide
  • Scientific excellence allowing users to perform front-line research on atmospheric processes with state-of-the-art instrumentation
  • Uniqueness and diversity with a versatile range of facilities enabling a wide range of research
  • Access capability with physical access to users

Mobile platforms comprise land-based, shipborne and airborne facilities, and thus, allow investigations of various processes under specific meteorological, climatic, or topographic conditions in different environments and ecosystems.

Mobile Platform Types

  • Land-based Mobile Platforms:
    Instruments in containers, trailers or other robust housings that can be easily shipped and set up in remote locations or on moving platforms
  • Shipborne Mobile Platforms:
    Instruments on research or commercial vessels, either as fixed setup or in removable seaworthy housings or containers
  • Airborne Mobile Platforms:
    Light-weight instruments flown on airborne platforms, including unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) and balloon-borne or helicopter-borne platforms, and heavy-weight instruments on selected research aircraft designated for ACTRIS by a member state
Our Mobile Platforms offer
  • Scientific excellence:
    - allowing dedicated investigations of specific processes, species and/or interactions in the natural environment with state-of-the instrumentation in remote locations
    - applying state-of-the-art equipment, newest and best-available technologies in support of the six ACTRIS observational components
  • Mobility:
    allowing deployment across the world in various environments
  • Access capability:
    open to physical access to users