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Education&Training - ACAS Summer School

Education&Training - ACAS Summer School

(Registrations closed on January 10th 2008)

The 2nd EUFAR Summer School (ACAS) dealt with Airborne Cloud and Aerosol Science. It was organized by KNMI (Koninklijk Netherlands Meteorological Institute) from April 17th to April 25th 2008 and was based at Utrecht, The Netherlands.

 

Objectives:


The main scope was to provide a comprehensive overview to PhD students on airborne measurement techniques, data analysis and specifics of airborne measurements of aerosol and cloud properties. The lectures focused not only on scientific issues and data analysis, but also on the design of airborne experiments, including technical and safety constraints. The lectures were accompanied by a visit of the FAAM BAe146 research aircraft (3 days). Three flights of 2h20min were performed with the students on board.

 

Lectures/Timetable:


Lectures were planned from Thursday, April 17th to Monday, April 21st.

Timetable

Thursday 17th:

Friday 18th:

Saturday 19th:

Sunday 20th:

Monday 21st:

Field measurement activities: from Tuesday 22nd to Thursday 23rd

  • Phil BROWN (Metoffice)
    • Flight planning – introduction
    • Flight planning - mission objectives, goals and risk assessment
  • Flight preparation / Flight debriefing with the FAAM crew

The three flights of 2h20min each with students on board (6 students per flight) were performed on April 22nd, 23rd and 24th in the morning.

 

Students Scientific reports


Flight B358 22/04/08, 08:32-10:59 UTC

The main aim of the flight is to investigate the atmospheric and aerosol properties of two different air masses, and look at the variation within them. In order to achieve this, runs will be planned in two different locations (which will depend heavily on the meteorology). We also wish to examine these properties within the boundary layer and above it (in the free troposphere). We therefore plan to make observations at different heights in our two locations (i.e. a ‘stacked profile’).

Flight B359 23/04/08, 08:21-10:45 UTC

Our flight had two main objectives which were based on a number of observations including weather and air quality forecasts. The first was to examine the response of polluted plumes from central Europe to changes in boundary layer stability. Based on the weather forecast it was expected that a south easterly airflow would carry polluted air masses from the industrialised central Europe to the region of the North Sea where the flight would take place. Thus, measurements of horizontal and vertical profiles within the boundary layer were necessary in the area where high concentrations were expected. The second objective was to examine the relationship between aerosol and cloud particle concentrations in cirrus clouds. The cirrus clouds were forecasted to come in front of a frontal system approaching from the west and this seemed an ideal opportunity to examine this relationship.

Flight B360 24/04/08, 08:30-10:50 UTC

The aims of this flight were to investigate the aerosol and trace gases variability within the planetary boundary layer (PBL) between the Netherlands and south-eastern England and also to investigate the aerosol cloud interaction and cloud aging.

Travel and subsistence expenses:

Travel and subsistence expenses were 100% supported by EUFAR (travel to summer school location, transfers, accommodation in double rooms, meals, etc).

 
  • Hotel rooms are already booked by the EUFAR Office in Hotel De Biltsche Hoek
    • Address:
    Hotel De Biltsche Hoek
    De Holle Bilt 1
    3732 HM De Bilt
    • Email: biltschehoek@valk.com
    • Website: http://www.valk.com/
    • Phone: +31 (0)30 220 58 11
    • Fax: +31 (0)30 220 28 12
  • Rooming List
  • Unless previously agreed, all travel tickets should be booked by the EUFAR Office. This is to avoid complicated procedures for later reimbursement.

Aircraft tickets must be booked, as far as practical, at least 2 months before the departure date in order to get the most favourable rate. All travels must be made at the economical rate.

 

Participants:


StudentsInstituteCountry
AOUIZERATS Benjamin METEO-France FRANCE
ARDON Karin Tel Aviv University ISRAEL
BELEGANTE Livio National Instituete of R&D for Optoelectronics ROMANIA
BLACKETT Matthew KINGS COLLEGE UK
CALVO Gordaliza UNIVERSIDAD DE LEON SPAIN
CARSTEA Emil INOE2000 ROMANIA
CAZORLA Alberto Universidad de Granada SPAIN
CHOU Cedric ETH Zurich SWITZERLAND
FREY Wiebke Gutenberg University Mainz GERMANY
HAMBURGER Thomas DLR GERMANY
ISTOMINA Larysa University of Bremen GERMANY
KOTARBA Andrzej GIS & Remote Sensing Lab, Jagiellonian University POLAND
MACINTYRE Helen University of Leeds UK
MARKAKIS Kostas Aristotle University Of Thessaloniki GREECE
MELCHIONNA Sabrina Max Planck Institute for Meteorology GERMANY
PÉREZ Daniel CEAMA (University of Granada) SPAIN
RANGOGNIO Jerome METEO-France FRANCE
SANTOS Dina Évora Geophysics Centre PORTUGAL
TAKCS Beata Institute of Geography HUNGARY
WEIGELT Andreas Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research GERMANY
Organizing Committee
KREJCI Radovan MISU SWEDEN
SERF Emilie METEO-FRANCE (EUFAR Office) FRANCE

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