DUTH Station

Potential Gradient and MET measuring station

41.146812286424, 24.918652830994

PG Station

Site Location: Demokritus University of Thrace, Campus, 67100 Kimeria-Xanthi, Greece. Type: rural.
At the edge of a smooth, S-facing slope with a valley reaching the seashore about 20 km to the S and the E-W oriented Rodopi Mountain Range located to the N. 1.7 km from Xanthi (population 65,000). Ground surface: Soil and grass. Light-traffic road oriented east– west [traffic density of 10 (nighttime) to 150 (rush hours) cars/hr 120 m to the S. No obstacles closer than 30 m, protruding <18° above the horizon.

The station measures PG and meteorological variables.  


Contact person
Full name
Konstantinos Kourtidis
Demokritus University of Thrace

Dept. of Environmental Engineering
School of Engineering
Democritus University of Thrace
Postal address: 12 Vas. Sofias str., 67132 Xanthi, Greece
Courrier address: 67100 Kimeria-Xanthi, Greece

Measured variables

Title Name Sort descending Data type Date from Date to Time resolution Instrument manufacturer Location
MODIS Aerosols Aerosols satellite 1440 Minutes MODIS troposphere
PM2.5 Aerosols in-situ Ongoing 1 Minute PurpleAir ground
Cloud cover, cloud optical thickness, cloud top pressure Clouds satellite 1440 Minutes MODIS other
Temperature, RH, Wind, Rain, Pressure Meteorology in-situ Ongoing 10 Minutes Wind Sentry Young (MODEL 03002L), Rotronic Hygroclip (S3), Barometer Vaisala (PTB110), Rain gauge Young (MODEL 52202) ground
Potential Gradient PG in-situ Ongoing 1 Minute CS110 Campbell Sci. ground
Radon Radon in-situ Ongoing 2880 Minutes Ramon indoor