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European polar stratospheric cloud and lee wave experiment

Objective

EUPLEX will critically test current hypotheses for the three key processes of arctic stratospheric ozone depletion chemistry:
1. PSC formation and properties in Lee-wave and synoptic scale PSC,
2. Halogen activation on PSC, and
3. Chemical ozone loss. Optimum chemical and microphysical information will be measured on dedicated flights of a suitably instrumented high-altitude research aircraft employing two new flight strategies:
1. Quasi-Lagrange flights through Lee-wave PSC,
2. Multiple flights probing the same air masses twice within time periods of several days. Comparison of these first-time observations and state of the art microphysical and chemical models will yield improved or new parameterisations or corroborate established concepts that are prerequisite for numerical simulations at predict the future state of the zone layer.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts
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Coordinator

FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM JUELICH GMBH
Address

52425 Juelich
Germany

Participants (16)

ALFRED WEGENER INSTITUTE FOR POLAR AND MARINE RESEARCH
Germany
Address
Telegraphenberg 43 A
14473 Gross Glienicke Potsdam
CENTRAL AEROLOGICAL OBSERVATORY
Russia
Address
Pervomayskaya Street 3, Dolgoprudny
141700 Dolgoprudnyi / Moscow
ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH & SERVICES S.R.L.
Italy
Address
Via Jacopo Nardi, 65
50132 Firenze
GERMAN AEROSPACE CENTRE
Germany
Address
Muenchener Strasse 20, Oberpfaffernhofen
82234 Wessling
ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI OTTICA APPLICATA
Italy
Address
Largo Enrico Fermi 6
50125 Firenze
JOHANN WOLFGANG GOETHE UNIVERSITAET FRANKFURT
Germany
Address
Georg-voigt-strasse 14
60325 Frankfurt Am-main
JOHANNES GUTENBERG UNIVERSITAET MAINZ
Germany
Address
Becherweg 21
55099 Mainz
MYASISHCHEV DESIGN BUREAU
Russia
Address
Narkomvod, 1
140180 Zhukovsky
NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL OF ITALY
Italy
Address
Via P. Gobetti 101
40129 Bologna
NORWEGIAN INSTITUTE FOR AIR RESEARCH
Norway
Address
Instituttveien 18
2027 Kjeller
OBSERVATOIRE CANTONAL DE NEUCHATEL
Switzerland
Address
Avenue De L'observatoire 58
2000 Neuchatel
PROMELECTROTECHMASH
Russia
Address
Priorova Str. 4
Moscow
STRATOSPHERE - M, LTD
Russia
Address
Pervomayaskaya Street 7
141700 Dolgoprudnyi / Moscow
SWISS FEDERAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY ZUERICH
Switzerland
Address
101,Hoenggerberg
8093 Zurich
UNIVERSITY OF LANCASTER
United Kingdom
Address

LA1 4YQ Lancaster /High Bantham
UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS
United Kingdom
Address
Woodhouse Lane
Leeds