The Atmospheric Survey Aircraft (ASA) is operated by the Met Office with the primary objective to measure pollution in the lower atmosphere. A new contract to fly at least 50 hours (approximately 15 sorties) over the coming 8 months has just been signed.
A German team, under the leadership of the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) and the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry (MPIC), wants to find out how strongly the restrictions in the wake of the COVID 19 pandemic will affect the atmosphere. Over the next two weeks, as part of the BLUESKY research programme, scientists will measure concentrations of trace gases and pollutants in the air over European urban areas and in the flight corridor to North America. The aim of these research missions is to investigate how reduced emissions from industry and transport are changing atmospheric chemistry and physics.
Airborne research often involves large teams that may be both nationally-based and international. Any single flight represents part of an iceberg that consists of many layers of preparatory activities, many...
BROWN Phil, CANONICI Jean-Christophe, Feb. 20, 2019
EUFAR handbook is the first comprehensive review of airborne measurement principles covers all atmospheric components and surface parameters. It describes the common techniques to characterise aerosol particles and cloud/precipitation elements.
AMS Meteorological Monographs are thematic collections of peer-reviewed, original papers, survey articles, and other materials in meteorology and closely related fields that do not otherwise appear in AMS Journals.
During the previous funding period of the EUFAR project (2008- 2013), several efforts were made to harmonise different processes within the research infrastructure. Common protocols conforming to existing European and...
EUFAR partner VITO and BELSPO are organising the BELAIR workshop on 13 June 2014 in Gembloux (BE) where results of the BELAIR2013 campaign will be presented and keynote speakers address the topic of validation.