for SALTRACE ONGOING
At the moment the final preparations for SALTRACE-Falcon
are ongoing. SALTRACE-Falcon is an aircraft field
experiment which will be conducted in June/July 2013 as part of SALTRACE, the Saharan Aerosol Long-range Transport and Aerosol-Cloud-Interaction
Experiment. SALTRACE-Falcon is the central field experiment for the
SALTRACE continues the work started with the Saharan Mineral dust
Experiment (SAMUM; 2004-2011) and will help to close open gaps in our
understanding of mineral dust in the climate system.
The measurement period of SALTRACE-Falcon is 10 June until 14 July
More details on SALTRACE-Falcon are
given on the
SALTRACE project homepage.
SCIENTIFIC GOALS OF AerCARE
Aerosol particles play a key role in
shaping conditions on the Earth’s surface and in the lower atmosphere.
Aerosol particles are frequently lifted into the free troposphere and
transported as elevated aerosol layers over long distances, even between
continents. However, the impacts of these aerosol layers on atmosphere
and climate are not yet known.
The main goal of AerCARE is the
systematic investigation and assessment of the climate impacts of
elevated aerosol layers arising from anthropogenic, including air
traffic, and natural sources.
An aerosol experiment with the LMU Ultra High Sensitivity Aerosol
Spectrometer (UHSAS) has been developed for the "Instrumentenpraktikum",
and is now offered for the first time. The "Instrumentenpraktikum" is a
mandatory class for LMU bachelor students of physics + meteorology.
12 August 2012: Students perform
measurements with the LMU Ultra High Sensitivity Aerosol Spectrometer (UHSAS).
Helmholtz-University Young Investigators Groups are intended to improve
an existing link between a Helmholtz Center and a University by
enhancing collaboration activities and knowledge exchange. AerCARE is a
cooperation between DLR Oberpfaffenhofen and the
University of Munich.
Group collaborates with national and international partners (e.g.
The AerCARE Group is funded by the
through the President’s Initiative and Networking Fund, and by DLR.