First Announcement of the Colloquium

"25 Years of Research with the Aircraft FALCON"

March 5/6, 2001, Oberpfaffenhofen near Munich, Germany


The research aircraft FALCON has been taken into operation by DLR in the year 1976. Since then, the aircraft has been used very successfully in many research projects at national and, increasingly, at European level. Recently, representatives of the German atmospheric research community expressed the need for a new research aircraft with extended capacity in cruising altitude, range, and scientific loads. Therefore, a Colloquium will be organised which celebrates the Jubilee by showing up the results obtained, the international cooperation, and the needs and chances for the future. The lectures will be presented in English language.

The Colloquium will take place in Oberpfaffenhofen, near Munich, March 5 and 6, 2001, from noon to noon. The Colloquium will contain invited talks and an open poster session. For each poster contribution we ask to submit a one-page abstract by February 1, 2001.

Preliminary Program:

Monday, March 5, 2001

1. Opening

13.00 Ulrich Schumann and Volkert Harbers: Welcome

13.10 Volker von Tein, DLR: Opening Remarks

13.30 Opening addresses by representatives of DFG, BMBF, and the CEC

14.00 Franz Fiedler, FZK: The Birth and the First Flights of the Falcon

14.20 Andreas Giez, DLR: The multi-purpose airborne research platform Falcon

14.40 Hans Schlager, DLR: Atmospheric Research with the Falcon

15.00 Coffee Break

2. Results Obtained with the Falcon

15.30 Frank Arnold, MPI Heidelberg: Atmospheric Ultra-Trace Gases detected by the Falcon

15.50 Burghard Brümmer, Uni. Hamburg: Boundary Layer Research with the Flacon

16.10 Thomas Peter, ETH Zürich: The Falcon sees the thinnest clouds on Earth!

16.30 Gerhard Ehret, DLR: Lidar on the Falcon, a precursor of space experiments

16.50 Cornelius Schiller, FZJ Jülich: Water Vapour Measurements in the Tropopause Region

17.10 Jost Heintzenberg, IFT Leipzig: The first Counterflow Virtual Impactors on the Falcon

17.30 Klaus Künzi, Uni. Bremen: Chlorine Oxides in the Stratosphere

3. Posters, Results of Airborne Research

18.00 Presentation of Posters and visit to the Falcon

19.30 Dinner

Tuesday, March 6, 2001

4. International Airborne Research

9.00 Stuart Penkett, Uni. East Anglia: Atmospheric Chemistry observations with the C-130

9.20 Johan Ström, Uni. Stockholm: Aerosols and Cirrus from Citation and Falcon

9.40 Gérard Ancellet, CNRS, Paris: Atmospheric chemistry research performed with the Fokker 27 and the Mystère-20 aircraft

10.00 Coffee Break

10.30 Dave Carlson, NCAR, ATD: New opportunities for High-Altitude Research in the USA

10.50 Leopoldo Stefanutti, IROE CNR, founding director of the Geophysica-EEIG, Florence, The M-55 Geophysica as a European stratospheric platform: past and future

11.10 Jean Louis Brenguier, EUFAR Co-ordinator, Météo-France, CNRM/GMEI, Toulouse, European facilities for airborne environmental research

5. Future Perspectives

11.30 Meinrat Andreae, MPI für Chemie, Mainz: Towards a New Atmospheric Research Aircraft

12.00 Discussion

13.00 Closing

Anybody interested to participate is kindly requested to send a message to Mrs. Helga Jesse, (, Fax (+49) 8153 28 1841, Phone (+49) 8153 28 2511), as soon as possible.

Ulrich Schumann and Volkert Harbers, Colloquium Chairmen

DLR, Oberpfaffenhofen, November 2000.

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