University Laboratories for Atmosphere Control (ULKA)
Scientists from the University Laboratories for Atmosphere Control (ULKA) study atmospheric air pollution, its spread and impact on the human health and environment. They also conduct physical, chemical and meteorological atmospheric research in the context of climate change and its neutralisation.
The unique and first in Poland research unit composed of conjugated laboratories:
Overhead Mobile Laboratory
equipped with measuring equipment placed in the basket of a hot-air balloon gathers complex data on air quality
Field Mobile Laboratory
equipped with measuring equipment installed in a vehicle, working together in real time with the research balloon
equipped with equipment for research on atmospheric pollution are part of research resources of various units of the University of Silesia
The obtained results will help us assess the impact of contamination, and thanks to cooperation with physicists, mathematicians and IT specialists, they will also allow for modelling this phenomenon.
The Director of University Laboratories for Atmosphere Control (ULKA) is Assoc. Prof. Mariola Jabłońska, Professor of the University of Silesia from the Faculty of Natural Sciences at the University of Silesia.