Project Info

LEARNED – “verticaL structurE of the Atmosphere in a Black Sea coastal zone by Remote seNsing mEasurements and mesometeorological moDeling” is an interdisciplinary scientific research project supported by the Ministry of Education and Science (MES) of Bulgaria through the National Research Programme “Young scientists and postdoctoral students” approved by DCM # 577 / 17.08.2018. The purpose of this project is to increase the professional qualification of the postdoctoral fellow by deepening and improving his knowledge and skills in the field of Environment and Geosciences (atmospheric physics), mathematical sciences and informatics, in the field of modern ground-based remote sensing (GBRS) measurements, as well as in the field of atmospheric dynamics modeling. The main goal of the project is to use this modern remote sensing technology to study and characterize the vertical structure of the coastal Atmospheric Boundary Layer (ABL) at Ahtopol and to evaluate the performance of WRF (Weather Research and Forecasting) during typical for the region weather conditions.
The successful implementation of that post-doctoral scholarship ensures the postdoctoral fellow a high qualification and effective career through the preparation and reporting of new scientific results on the coastal boundary-layer vertical structure at national and international scientific forums. This project also better prepares the postdoctoral fellow as a specialist that can use modern technologies for more accurate forecasts with strong scientific background of the complex vertical structure of the ABL in the coastal zone. At the same time, the successful implementation contributes to the achievement of the main objective of the “National Research Strategy of the Republic of Bulgaria 2017-2030” – to make Bulgaria an attractive center for vanguard research and development of new technologies, to restore and raise the international prestige of the country in the field of science. The implementation of the project and obtained results increase the capacity of CAWRI-BAS and the competence of the postdoctoral fellow.
The obtained results could be used as a basis for further research or for applying similar approaches to different data sets. The sodar data could be used for validation of other numerical models and ABL parameterizations. The results could be applied in a more detailed survey of regional climate, in studies associated with marine meteorology, in surveys in the field of renewable energy from wind turbines, for planning and building technological installations in the region, in ecological assessments and environmental impact assessments, in development of early warning systems for hazardous meteorological phenomena, flight and navigation safety and other economic and social activities, depending on wind field and its forecast in particular coastal events. The proposed project contributes to filling the gaps of research in Bulgaria on the vertical structure of the ABL in a coastal area.