Deepwave Campaign from May 29 - July 27 2014 in New Zealand

The DLR Institut für Physik der Atmosphäre will contribute to the Deepwave campaign with airborne and ground-based instruments for atmospheric measurements. The DLR Falcon will be stationed at Christchurch airport. A ground-based lidar will be installed at NIWA station in Lauder, Central Otago. Radiosondes will be launched from NIWA station.

The Deepwave campaign is dedicated to the study of atmospheric gravity waves. Gravity waves are excited by the flow over New Zealands Southern alps and propagate through the atmosphere and are modified by the tropopause. Several in-situ and remote sensing instruments detect these waves by means of air density or temperature variations in an altitude range between 0 and 120 km at New Zealands South Island and the surrounding Southern Ocean. Measurements by aircraft will be coordinated with ground-based measurements to study the dynamical and chemical processes in the upper troposphere and lower stratosphere.

Clouds seen from Lauder on July 4th, 2014.

Lidar soundings at Lauder on July 16th, 2014.

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