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Analyzing atmospheric trace gases and aerosols using passenger aircraft

Brenninkmeijer, C. A.M.; Slemr, F.; Koeppel, C.; Scharffe, D. S.; Pupek, M.; Lelieveld, J.; Grutzen, P.; Zahn, A.; Sprung, D. and Fischer, H. LU , et al. (2005) In Eos 86(8). p.77-88
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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 now 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... (More)
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 now 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 aircraftbased 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. (Less)
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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 now 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.<br/><br/>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 aircraftbased 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.},
  author       = {Brenninkmeijer, C. A.M. and Slemr, F. and Koeppel, C. and Scharffe, D. S. and Pupek, M. and Lelieveld, J. and Grutzen, P. and Zahn, A. and Sprung, D. and Fischer, H. and Hermann, M. and Reichelt, M. and Heinizenberg, 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 Van Velthoven, P. and Waibel, A.},
  issn         = {0096-3941},
  language     = {eng},
  month        = {01},
  number       = {8},
  pages        = {77--88},
  publisher    = {American Geophysical Union},
  series       = {Eos},
  title        = {Analyzing atmospheric trace gases and aerosols using passenger aircraft},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1029/2005EO080001},
  volume       = {86},
  year         = {2005},
}