9 March 2008
- Last but not least: Gudmunds pictures
- The Falcon arrived safely in Keflavik. Actually, there was a 30 min delay because of heavy snow. The
observations were partly successful: Axel had to report that one of the two lasers of the DIAL makes
problems. Andreas got really nervous about this. However, we cannot do anything from here and Axel's
possibilities in Iceland are very limited due to the missing infra structure. The dropsondes around Cape
Tobin were released as planned and we could see them popping up as golden bullets on the DIANA display.
- Some of the remaining crew visited the local highlight: the 150 yrs old red lighthouse. It was
interesting and also the little museum turned out to be rather informative! There was also art work of
early lidar observations at the wall. Pictures of the whole trip can be found in the Gallery.
- What to do with the time when nothing is to organize or to plan or to
work ....? I went for a short trip and enjoyed the beauty of the atmospheric
response to orographic flow. Lhs: the dark east side; rhs: behind the
mountains in the west our sunny spot and the daily blue sky!
- The Falcon left us for a short, two-day visit in Iceland. We used the
presence of all DLR people before take-off to make a group photo. Wolfi
escaped and Reinhold and Stephan will be added later to this page. Here
are the two versions - in case somebody doesn't like his picture on one
of the versions. Only a few look really great on both pics!
- After lengthy and constructive discussions we decided to transfer the Falcon north of an approaching
frontal system via the predicted wave cloud over Jan Mayen. The final part of the flight will be fully in
clouds but we drop sondes to measure the high low-level winds around Cape Tobin.