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DLR insitu data for the evaluation of global chemistry-climate models participating in CCMI

Contact for questions: Björn Brötz, Heidi.Huntrieser, Hans Schlager, and Veronika Eyring

This webpage contains a collection of insitu data from DLR that are suitable for the evaluation of global chemistry-climate models. It is created as part of the IGAC/SPARC Chemistry-Climate Model Initiative (CCMI) working group on improved evaluation of chemistry-climate models using in-situ research aircraft data and the DLR Earth System Model Validation (ESMVal) Project.

ESMVal

On this site a collection of files that contain the position information (latitude, longitude, and altitude) and observational data of numerous research flights of the DLR-Falcon can be found. Links to zip archives in Nasa-Ames format are provided.

Overview

Further data can be found at the central database for airborne research of the DLR https://halo-db.pa.op.dlr.de/


Chemical Species observed:


NO NOy CO CO2 O3 HCHO H2O2 VOC CH4 CN H2O N2O SO2 HNO3 HONO HCl ClONO2
CONTRACE 2001 x x x x x x x x
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ICART_ITOP 2004 x x x
x











TROCCINOX 2004 x x x
x



x






TROCCINOX 2005 x x x
x



x






DC3 2012

x x x

x x x






TACTS 2012



x

x x x x x x x x x x
ESMVal 2012



x

x x x x x x x x x x

Major aircraft field missions:


2001 CONTRACE based in Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany, during November, 2001.

References:


2004 ICARTT-ITOP based in Paris, France, during July, 2004.

References:


2004 TROCCINOX based in Araraquara, Brazil, during February-March, 2004.


2005 TROCCINOX based in Aracatuba, Brazil, during February, 2005.

References:

2012 DC3 based in Salina, Kansas/USA during June, 2012.


2012 TACTS based in Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany during August-September, 2012.


2012 ESMVal based in Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany during August-September, 2012.

References:



Last modified:  6 June 2013

by Veronika Eyring