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Overview of the synoptic and pollution situation over Europe during the EUCAARI-LONGREX field campaign

Hamburger, Thomas und McMeeking, Gavin und Minikin, Andreas und Birmili, Wolfram und Dall'Osto, M. und O'Dowd, Colin und Flentje, Harald und Henzing, B. und Junninen, H. und Kristensson, A. und de Leeuw, Gerrit und Stohl, Andreas und Burkhart, J. F. und Coe, Hugh und Krejci, Radovan und Petzold, Andreas (2011) Overview of the synoptic and pollution situation over Europe during the EUCAARI-LONGREX field campaign. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 11, Seiten 1065-1082. European Geosciences Union. DOI: 10.5194/acp-11-1065-2011.

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The European integrated project on Aerosol Cloud Climate and Air Quality Interactions (EUCAARI) focuses on understanding the interactions of climate and air pollution. As part of the EUCAARI intensive observational period, an aircraft field campaign (EUCAARI-LONGREX) was conducted in May 2008. The campaign aimed at studying the distribution and evolution of air mass properties on a continental scale. Airborne aerosol and trace gas measurements were performed aboard the German DLR Falcon 20 and the British FAAM BAe-146 aircraft. This paper outlines the meteorological situation over Europe during May 2008 and the temporal and spatial evolution of predominantly anthropogenic particulate pollution inside the boundary layer and the free troposphere. Time series data of six selected ground stations are used to discuss continuous measurements besides the single flights. The observations encompass total and accumulation mode particle number concentration (0.1â��0.8 �¼m) and black carbon mass concentration as well as several meteorological parameters. Vertical profiles of total aerosol number concentration up to 10 km are compared to vertical profiles probed during previous studies. During the first half of May 2008 an anticyclonic blocking event dominated the weather over Central Europe. It led to increased pollutant concentrations within the centre of the high pressure inside the boundary layer. Due to long-range transport the accumulated pollution was partly advected towards Western and Northern Europe. The measured aerosol number concentrations over Central Europe showed in the boundary layer high values up to 14 000 cmâ��3 for particles in diameter larger 10 nm and 2300 cmâ��3 for accumulation mode particles during the high pressure period, whereas the middle free troposphere showed rather low concentrations of particulates. Thus a strong negative gradient of aerosol concentrations between the well mixed boundary layer and the clean middle troposphere occurred.

Titel:Overview of the synoptic and pollution situation over Europe during the EUCAARI-LONGREX field campaign
AutorenInstitution oder E-Mail-Adresse der Autoren
McMeeking, GavinUniv. of Manchester, Manchester, UK
Birmili, WolframLeibniz-Inst. für Troposphärenforschung, Leipzig
Dall'Osto, M.National Univ. of Ireland, Galway, Ireland
O'Dowd, ColinNational Univ. of Ireland, Galway, Ireland
Flentje, HaraldDWD, Hohenpeissenberg
Henzing, B.TNO, Utrecht, NL
Junninen, H.Univ. of Helsinki, FIN
Kristensson, A.Lund Univ., Lund, S
de Leeuw, GerritTNO, Utrecht, NL
Stohl, AndreasNILU, Kjeller, N
Burkhart, J. F.NILU, Kjeller, N
Coe, HughUniv. of Manchester, Manchester, UK
Krejci, RadovanStockholm Univ., Stockholm, S
Erschienen in:Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics
Referierte Publikation:Ja
In Open Access:Ja
In ISI Web of Science:Ja
DOI :10.5194/acp-11-1065-2011
Seitenbereich:Seiten 1065-1082
Verlag:European Geosciences Union
Stichwörter:EUCAARI, aerosol, EUCAARI-LONGREX, Falcon, pollution
HGF - Forschungsbereich:Luftfahrt, Raumfahrt und Verkehr
HGF - Programm:Raumfahrt
HGF - Programmthema:Erdbeobachtung
DLR - Schwerpunkt:Raumfahrt
DLR - Forschungsgebiet:R EO - Erdbeobachtung
DLR - Teilgebiet (Projekt, Vorhaben):R - Vorhaben Atmosphären- und Klimaforschung
Standort: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institute & Einrichtungen:Institut für Physik der Atmosphäre > Atmosphärische Spurenstoffe
Hinterlegt von: Dr.rer.nat. Andreas Minikin
Hinterlegt am:08 Dez 2010 16:02
Letzte Änderung:12 Dez 2013 21:08

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