European Facility For Airborne Research Dec. 11, 2017, 22:05
The 8th EUFAR Training Course, financed by EUFAR and jointly organised together with DiSPUTER of the University “G. d'Annunzio” of Chieti-Pescara will take place from 26 June to 6 July 2017 in Cambridge, UK.
Entitled, “School and Training on Aircraft New techniques for Atmospheric Composition Observation", the training course will take place at the Department of Chemistry of the University of Cambridge (UK). During the course, a visit to the FAAM (Facility for Airborne Atmospheric Measurements) at Cranfield airport will be organised to have a first overview of the BAe-146 and of the instruments installed on board the aircraft. The lectures will be integrated with three mission flights using the BAe-146 aircraft where students will have the opportunity to have hands-on training on conducting airborne measurements.
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Photo Gallery: EUFAR STANCO Training Course, June-July 2017
The main objective is to provide an overview on measurement techniques, data analysis and specifics of airborne measurements of species relevant in the atmosphere. Emphasis will be on new instruments and emerging techniques for aircraft observations.
Air pollution and climate changes are global problems and the species responsible for these environmental issues are emitted essentially by the same process: fossil fuel burning.
The observations of these compounds using aircraft platforms are needed as usually most of these measurements are highly dependent on altitude and exhibit large horizontal variability. Aircraft allow in-situ measurements that can be used to identify and track emission plume of atmospheric trace gases.
The lectures will include an introduction on atmospheric composition focusing on pollution transport, vertical distribution of atmospheric compounds and links between air pollution and climate changes. They will also cover the technical, engineering and safety aspects of airborne measurements.
Subject to operational constraints, all students will have the opportunity to participate in a research flight on the FAAM instrumented BAe-146 aircraft. Data will then be processed and analysed with the support of experienced users of airborne facilities.
Through this training course, participants will learn:
The target audience is early-stage researchers (PhD students and post-docs) and a limited number of university lecturers. For the early-stage researchers, a scientific knowledge-base in atmospheric physics, meteorology, atmospheric chemistry, environmental fluid dynamics and some experience in the use of geo-information software is required to participate in this training course.
Early-stage researchers (PhD students and post-docs) and university lecturers working in an institution established in a European Member State or Associated State are eligible to apply to join the EUFAR training course and are also eligible for T&S support through EUFAR.
Early-stage researchers (PhD students and post-docs) and university lecturers working in non-EU or non-EU Associated State institutions may apply to join the EUFAR training course but if accepted will have to finance their own travel and accommodation.
All trainees should confirm that they have travel and field work insurance provided by their home institute before attending the course.
The participants of the STANCO training course will be selected by STANCO’s Evaluation Committee based on CV/scientific background, interest, expectations and contribution to the training course.
1) Rod Jones (University of Cambridge, UK)
2) Alex Archibald (University of Cambridge, UK)
3) Phil Brown (Met Office, UK)
4) Radovan Krejci (Stockholm University, Sweden)
5) Jim McQuaid (University of Leeds, UK)
6) Adam Vaughan (University of York, UK)
7) Stephan Bauguitte (FAAM, UK)
8) Piero Di Carlo (University “G. d’Annunzio” of Chieti-Pescara, Italy)
9) Eleonora Aruffo (University “G. d’Annunzio” of Chieti-Pescara, Italy)
10) Alan Woolley (FAAM, UK)
11) Steve Devereau (FAAM, UK)
12) Mo Smith (FAAM, UK)
13) Jamie Trembath (FAAM, UK)
14) Alex Wellpott (FAAM, UK)
15) Olivier Henry (Météo-France, France
The training course will begin with a self-introduction of students, followed by lectures (theory and case studies), tutorials, demonstration and training flight sampling strategies and data analysis. Participants, with the assistance of Scientific Working Group leaders, will be able to develop their own sampling strategies and flight plans for acquiring data during the STANCO flight campaign, flying over London area. If the weather conditions allow, scientific flights will be performed preferably in the morning of the 3rd of July 2017, morning and afternoon of 4th July 2017. Archived and acquired data will be processed and analysed with the help of experienced tutors.
On the last day of the training course, the Scientific Working Groups will present their experiment and preliminary results based on data acquired during the training course.
The programme is available here.
The programme may be subject to small changes.
EUFAR welcome and introduction (P. Di Carlo)
EUFAR Education and Training (I. Reusen & J. McQuaid)
Atmospheric chemistry - Key topics (A. Archibald)
Understanding the atmosphere using aircraft observations (A. Archibald)
Aerosol chemistry, mixing state, SOA: Basics (R. Krejci)
Aircraft custom Instruments: TD-LIF (E. Aruffo)
BAe 146 - Campaigns and a few highlights so far... (J. McQuaid)
Mission objectives and flight planning (P. Brown)
FAAM - Europe’s Largest Airborne Laboratory (A. Woolley)
Instrument Certification (A. Devereau)
BAe-146 - Safety rules (M. Smith)
BAe-146 - Data access and use (A. Wellpott)
Introduction to aircraft data analysis (M. Cain)
Click here, to download the scientific group report template.
Working Group Scientific Reports will be made available here after the training course (accessible to registered EUFAR members).
The training course will take place at the Department of Chemistry of the University of Cambridge in the Wolfson Lecture Theatre
Address: Lensfield Rd, Cambridge, UK
Selected early-stage researchers (PhD students and post-docs) and university lecturers working in an institution established in a European Member State or Associated State:
Travel and subsistence expenses will be 100% supported by EUFAR (this includes travel to training course location, transfers, accommodation, meals, etc.). Rooms will be booked at the Sidney-Sussex College of the University of Cambridge and be covered fully by EUFAR.
All travel tickets will be booked and paid directly by the EUFAR Office (unless agreed otherwise with the EUFAR Office in advance). This is to avoid complicated procedures for later reimbursement.
Flight/ train tickets must be booked, if reasonably possible, at least 2 months before the departure date in order to get the most favourable rate. All travel must be done at the economical rate.
Selected early-stage researchers (PhD students and post-docs) and university lecturers working in non-EU or non-EU Associated State institutions:
These participants will have to finance their own travel. Rooms may be booked by EUFAR at the Sidney-Sussex College on request but will be at the participant's own expense.
This project has received funding from the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no. 312609