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Civil aircraft for regular investigation of the atmosphere based on an instrument container

Objective

CAMAACC 2002 realizes intensive atmospheric research with a Boeing 767 and AIRBUSA330 passenger aircraft using a large equipment container now operated by European countries (8 partners). 720 flight hours to the tropics yield profiles of 60 trace gases and 10 physical / chemical aerosol properties : major greenhouse gases (e.g. CO2, CH4, N20), chemically active species (CO, 03, hydrocarbons), 03 depletes (CFCs, HCFCs), other halocarbons (CH3Cl, CHB3 etc), submicronparticles, and aerosol elemental composition. Meteorological support allows toresearch transport (deep convection, stratosphere-troposphere exchange ). Biogenicand anthropogenic emissions, 03 chemistry, inter-annual changes are studied.Satellite data are validated (SCIAMACHY, MOPITT etc) and a systematic aerosolclimatology is provided. An extensive database is provided and extensive modelling(various 3D models) is used for quantitative understanding of various processes.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN E.V.
Address

55020 Mainz
Germany

Participants (8)

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
France
Address
Avenue De La Terrasse, Bftiment 12
91198 Gif Sur Yvette
COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE
France
Address
Cnrs,orme Des Merisiers, Batiment 709
91191 Gif Sur Yvette
FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM KARLSRUHE GMBH - TECHNIK UND UMWELT
Germany
Address
5,Hermann Von Helmholtz Platz 1
76344 Eggenstein-leopoldshafen
GERMAN AEROSPACE CENTRE
Germany
Address
Muenchener Strasse 20, Oberpfaffernhofen
82234 Wessling
INSTITUTE FOR TROPOSPHERIC RESEARCH
Germany
Address
Permoserstrasse 15
04303 Leipzig
LUND UNIVERSITY
Sweden
Address
14,Sölvegatan
22100 Lund
ROYAL NETHERLANDS METEOROLOGICAL INSTITUTE
Netherlands
Address
10,Wilhelminalaan 10
3730 AE De Bilt
UNIVERSITY OF EAST ANGLIA
United Kingdom
Address
University Plain
Norwich