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European Facility For Airborne Research Aug. 19, 2017, 16:59

Airborne Research Stories Archive

OIR – Airborne magnetic and ice penetrating radar field campaign around Dome Fuji, East Antarctica
At the end of 2016, European, American and Chinese institutes started to compete for the quest of the oldest continuous ice record on Earth in order to get 1 to 2 Ma of climate record. The first step was to select a site potentially containing such a record. The criteria to determine the most suitable site are thick ice sheet coupled with low snow accumulation rate, slow ice motion and low geothermal heat flow enabling low temperature at the bottom of the ice sheet. The area around the Dome Fuji in East Antarctica fulfilled these criteria.
May 11, 2017
Great article on EUFAR and the future of airborne research in the EU researcher magazine
Following EU Research's interview with EUFAR scientific coordinator, Philip Brown (Met Office, UK), a 3-page article on EUFAR's support on airborne research features in the magazine's 2017 Spring edition.
March 21, 2017
Air pollution from shipping and oil/gas platforms emissions observed during the airborne EUFAR-APSOWA campaign
The "Atmospheric Pollution from Shipping and Oil and gas platforms of West Africa"(APSOWA) project led by LPC2E (CNRS-Université Orléans, France) in collaboration with IPA (DLR, Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany) seeks to characterise...
CATOIRE Valery, KRYSZTOFIAK TONG Gisele, Dec. 12, 2016
NAWDEX - An airborne field campaign to improve jet stream forecasts over Europe
It may seem bizarre that processes occurring within clouds near the USA, involving tiny ice crystals and water droplets, can have an influence on high impact weather events thousands of miles away in Europe, and our ability to predict them days in advance. However, this is the fundamental nature of the atmosphere as a chaotic dynamical system.
METHVEN John, Dec. 07, 2016
Aerosol and Cloud Experiments in Eastern North Atlantic
With their extensive coverage of Earth, low clouds greatly impact global climate. Currently, the extent and brightness of marine low clouds are poorly represented in global climate models and the response of low clouds to changes in atmospheric greenhouse gases and aerosols remains a major source of uncertainty in projections of future climate.
Dec. 02, 2016
Field deployment of EUFAR's working group on trace gas measurements during DACCIWA 2016
EUFAR's joint research activity dedicated to traceability in gas-phase observations (TGOE) seeks to develop robust calibration systems for the core gas-phase chemical measurements currently made on-board research aircraft. This in...
COLOMB Aurelie, MCQUAID Jim, Sept. 19, 2016
Observing the Low-level Atmospheric Circulation in Tropical Atlantic
EUFAR-supported flight campaign, July 2016 Clustered with the DACCIWA campaign, the OLACTA-2 project is focused on the role of the air-sea interaction on the southern West-African climate dynamics, a scientific...
Sept. 06, 2016
NASA Flies to Africa to Study Climate Effects of Smoke on Clouds
By Stevel Cole & Darryl Waller (NASA), 24 August 2016 NASA scientists and two research aircraft are on their way to a unique natural laboratory off the Atlantic coast of...
Aug. 25, 2016
Long History of Using Aircraft to Understand the Atmosphere
Scientists have been using airplanes to sample the atmosphere since the 1940’s, when Britain’s Royal Air Force flew missions to understand the occurrence of contrails, which are simply water vapor that condenses
Aug. 10, 2016
Inter-comparison of airborne atmospheric imagers during the AROMAPEX campaign
The AROMAPEX campaign was carried out in April 2016 in Berlin. The scientific team involved in the project includes researchers from Germany (FUB, University of Bremen, DLR, MPIC), Belgium (BIRA, VITO),...
ARDELEAN Magdalena, MERLAUD Alexis, June 15, 2016
ESA's WindVal Campaign - Chasing Polar Winds
ESA's wind-profile observation mission, ADM-Aeolus, is entering its integration and testing phase and will be ready for launch at the end of 2016. To support the satellite's final phase of...
Oct. 15, 2015
Sunphotometer Airborne Validation Experiment (SAVEX-D)
The EUFAR supported transnational access flight campaign SAVEX-D (Sunphotometer Airborne Validation Experiment) took place in August 2015 in the Cape Verde archipelogo. Clustered with the ICE-D (Ice in Clouds Experiment – Dust) campaign led by the Met Office and the Universities of Leeds and Manchester. Clustered with the ICE-D (Ice in Clouds Experiment – Dust) campaign led by the Met Office and the Universities of Leeds and Manchester, SAVEX-D was allocated 10 flight hours on FAAM’s BAe146.
ESTELLES Victor, MARENCO Franco, RYDER Claire, Oct. 02, 2015
Trainee Joanna's experience in the SWAMP Training Course
Experience of trainee Joanna Suliga in the SWAMP training course, co-financed by EUFAR, the COST Action OPTIMISE and ESA. Hosted by the Poznan University of Life Sciences (PULS), the training course took place in Obrzycko, Poland from 6 to 16 July 2015.
SULIGA Joanna, Sept. 21, 2015
EUFAR/OPTIMISE SWAMP Training Course Testimonial - Conor's experience
Experience of trainee Conor Cahalane in the SWAMP training course, co-financed by EUFAR, the COST Action OPTIMISE and ESA. Hosted by the Poznan University of Life Sciences (PULS), the training course took place in Obrzycko, Poland from 6 to 16 July 2015.
CAHALANE Conor, Sept. 21, 2015
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