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Analyzing Atmospheric Trace Gases and Aerosols using Passenger Aircraft

Brenninkmeijer, C. and Slemr, F. and Koeppel, C. and Scharffe, D. S. and Pupek, M. and Lelieveld, J. and Crutzen, P. J. and Zahn, A. and Sprung, D. and Fischer, H. and Hermann, B.M. and Reichelt, M. and Heintzenberg, J. and Schlager, H. and Ziereis, H. and Schumann, U. and Dix, B. and Platt, U. and Ebinghaus, R. and Martinsson, B. and Ciais, P. and Filippi, D. and Leuenberger, M. and Oram, D. and Penkett, S. and Velthoven, P. van and Waibel, A. (2005) Analyzing Atmospheric Trace Gases and Aerosols using Passenger Aircraft. EOS, 86, pp. 77-88. doi: 10.1029/2005EO080001.

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Abstract

CARIBIC (Civil Aircraft for the Regular Investigation of the Atmosphere Based on an Instrument Container) resumed regular measurement flights with an extended scientific payload in December 2004. After an automated measurement container was successfully deployed on intercontinental flights using a Boeing 767 from 1997 to 2002, a far more powerful package is deployed using a new Airbus A340-600 made available by Lufthansa German Airlines (Star Alliance). The new CARIBIC system will help address a range of current atmospheric science questions during its projected lifetime of 10 years. European and Japanese scientists are developing a variety of atmospheric chemistry research and monitoring projects based on the use of passenger aircraft. This is a logical approach with a main advantage being that near-global coverage is obtained, in contrast to limited coverage through research aircraft-based expeditions. Moreover, highly detailed and consistent data sets can be acquired, as compared to satellite observations in general. In addition, even compared to land-based observatories, operational costs are moderate.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/10309/
Document Type:Article
Title:Analyzing Atmospheric Trace Gases and Aerosols using Passenger Aircraft
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Brenninkmeijer, C.MPI f. Chemie, MainzUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Slemr, F.MPI f. Chemie, MainzUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Koeppel, C.MPI f. Chemie, MainzUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Scharffe, D. S.MPI f. Chemie, MainzUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Pupek, M.MPI f. Chemie, MainzUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Lelieveld, J.MPI f. Chemie, MainzUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Crutzen, P. J.MPI f. Chemie, MainzUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Zahn, A.Inst. f. Meteorologie u. Klimatologie, FZ KarlsruheUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Sprung, D.Inst. f. Meteorologie u. Klimatologie, FZ KarlsruheUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Fischer, H.MPI f. Chemie, MainzUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Hermann, B.M.Inst. f. Troposphärenforschung, LeipzigUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Reichelt, M.Inst. f. Troposphärenforschung, LeipzigUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Heintzenberg, J.Inst. f. Troposphärenforschung, LeipzigUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Schlager, H.UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Ziereis, H.UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Schumann, U.UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Dix, B.Inst. f. Umweltphysik, Univ. HeidelbergUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Platt, U.Inst. f. Umweltphysik, Univ. HeidelbergUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Ebinghaus, R.KSS, GeesthachtUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Martinsson, B.Univ. of Lund, SUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Ciais, P.LSCE, CEA, CNRS, Paris, FUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Filippi, D.LSCE, CEA, CNRS, Paris, FUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Leuenberger, M.Univ. Bern, CHUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Oram, D.Univ. Of East Anglia, Norwich, UKUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Penkett, S.Univ. Of East Anglia, Norwich, UKUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Velthoven, P. vanKNMI, de Bilt, NLUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Waibel, A.Deutsche Lufthansa, FrankfurtUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date:2005
Journal or Publication Title:EOS
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Volume:86
DOI:10.1029/2005EO080001
Page Range:pp. 77-88
Status:Published
Keywords:atmospheric measurements, Airbus
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Aeronautics
HGF - Program Themes:L VU - Air Traffic and Environment (old)
DLR - Research area:Aeronautics
DLR - Program:L VU - Air Traffic and Environment
DLR - Research theme (Project):L - Low-Emission Air Traffic (old)
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Atmospheric Physics
Deposited By: Löb, Ute
Deposited On:08 Dec 2005
Last Modified:31 Jul 2019 19:14

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