News

Overview paper published

The early online release of the SALTRACE overview paper is now available via the BAMS journal homepage.
Dec 2016

New publications

Check out recent SALTRACE publications on out Publications page.
Jul 2016

New publications

Check out recent SALTRACE publications on out Publications page.
Jul 2016

SALTRACE@DUST2016

Session MF09 - Atmospheric Transport and Modification of Mineral Dust. See DUST2016 Website for details.
11 Mar 2016

4th SALTRACE Workshop

Our 4th workshop was be held at DLR (Oberpfaffenhofen) from Nov 30 to Dec 1, 2015.
1 Dec 2015

SALTRACE
Special Issue

We are pleased to inform you that AMT and ACP have approved our proposal for a joint Inter-Journal Special Issue about SALTRACE. As of today, manuscripts can be submitted by using the online registration forms on the ACP and AMT websites. The SALTRACE Special Issue is open until 28 February 2017. 16 Feb 2015

SALTRACE at EGU 2015

Please note the session at the EGU General Assembly 2015 in Vienna Intercontinental transport of mineral dust across the Atlantic Ocean where various groups will present first data and results from SALTRACE.19 Jan 2015

3rd SALTRACE workshop

The 3rd SALTRACE data workshop was held on Feb 24 and 25, 2015 at the LMU in Munich. 25 Feb 2015

2nd SALTRACE workshop

Our second SALTRACE workshop was held in Leipzig from May 27 to 28th to exchange first results of the SALTRACE data analysis between the different groups. 30 May 2014

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Overview paper published

The early online release of the SALTRACE overview paper is now available via the BAMS journal homepage.
Dec 2016

New publications

Check out recent SALTRACE publications on out Publications page.
Jul 2016

New publications

Check out recent SALTRACE publications on out Publications page.
Jul 2016

SALTRACE@DUST2016

Session MF09 - Atmospheric Transport and Modification of Mineral Dust. See DUST2016 Website for details.
11 Mar 2016

4th SALTRACE Workshop

Our 4th workshop was be held at DLR (Oberpfaffenhofen) from Nov 30 to Dec 1, 2015.
1 Dec 2015

SALTRACE
Special Issue

We are pleased to inform you that AMT and ACP have approved our proposal for a joint Inter-Journal Special Issue about SALTRACE. As of today, manuscripts can be submitted by using the online registration forms on the ACP and AMT websites. The SALTRACE Special Issue is open until 28 February 2017. 16 Feb 2015

SALTRACE at EGU 2015

Please note the session at the EGU General Assembly 2015 in Vienna Intercontinental transport of mineral dust across the Atlantic Ocean where various groups will present first data and results from SALTRACE.19 Jan 2015

3rd SALTRACE workshop

The 3rd SALTRACE data workshop was held on Feb 24 and 25, 2015 at the LMU in Munich. 25 Feb 2015

2nd SALTRACE workshop

Our second SALTRACE workshop was held in Leipzig from May 27 to 28th to exchange first results of the SALTRACE data analysis between the different groups. 30 May 2014

SALTRACE at the AGU Fall Meeting

Check out Bernadett's SALTRACE talk at the AGU Fall Meeting on Fri 13 Dec at 10:20 (A52D-02). 9 Dec 2013

SALTRACE Workshop

The first SALTRACE data workshop took place in Oberpfaffenhofen on 2 and 3 December 2013. We got a good overview about the available data and studies planned with them. Thanks to everyone attending and the many presentations of first results and further plans. The next workshop is planned for May 27 and 28, 2014 in Leipzig. 3 Dec 2013

Save the date: SALTRACE Workshop

We will have a first 2-day workshop to coordinate the next steps of work on the SALTRACE data set on 2 and 3 December 2013 in Oberpfaffenhofen. 3 Sep 2013

Falcon back in Oberpfaffenhofen

The Falcon returned safely to Oberpfaffenhofen on 15 July 2013. Thanks again to everyone involved for a great field experiment where we gathered an impressive amount of valuable data. We are looking forward to many publications on all aspects of Saharan dust in the Caribbean. 15 Jul 2013

Sampling of biomass burning plumes

On the way back to Germany via USA, Canada, Greenland and Iceland, the Falcon sampled extended biomass burning aerosol layers originating from forest fires in North America. 14 Jul 2013

Falcon on the way back home

After another local flight in the dusty air over Barbados the Falcon took off with direction Puerto Rico, the first stop on the way back to Germany. On the way we got yet another sample of several thick dust layers. We wish to thank everyone involved in Barbados for the great support and the warm welcome making our stay on this wonderful island a big success.11 Jul 2013

Local flight, Barbados area

On 5 July we performed another local flight in the Barbados area for a high resolution vertical column sampling of aerosol layers. Currently there is only little dust in the atmosphere so we got a good sample of the variability of dust conditions. 6 July 2013

Return from Puerto Rico

The Falcon returned from a very successful set of flights in the Puerto Rico and Antigua area on 1 July also sampling the plume of the Soufriere Hills Volcano on the island of Monserrat on the way.2 July 2013

Measurement flights to Puerto Rico

This morning the Falcon aircraft took off for a two-day mission to Antigua and Puerto Rico. We aim to study wet deposition of mineral dust and take airborne data for intercomparison studies with ground-based measurements in Puerto Rico. 30 Jun 2013

Local measurement flights around Barbados

We performed a number of local flights in the Barbados area sampling dust at various altitudes. On 22 June we performed a lagrangian sampling of dust which was previously characerized on 17 June in the Cape Verde region and on 21 June east of Barbados. 24 Jun 2013

Falcon enroute to Barbados

On 17 June the Falcon aircraft started the transfer across the Atlantic Ocean to Barbados where it is expected to arrive in the evening of June 18. 17 Jun 2013

Dust characterization over Senegal and in the Cape Verde region

At 9 UT, the Falcon took off for another measurement flight from Sal, Cape Verde with direction Senegal. The plan is to characterize rather fresh dust over Senegal with a flight pattern similar to the one used on 12 Jun 2013. 14 Jun 2013

Press release

DLR press release for the SALTRACE campaign
10 Jun 2013

First measurement flight

The Falcon took off for the first measurement flight from Sal, Cape Verde with direction Senegal. The plan is to underfly CALIPSO near Dakar. 12 Jun 2013

Falcon is on the way

The Falcon took off with destination Faro (Portugal) at 14UT from Oberpfaffenhofen. Expected arrival time in Sal, Cape Verde on June 11 in the afternoon. 10 Jun 2013

Falcon ready for measurement

After another test flight on June 7 the Falcon payload is fully now operational. If everything goes well we will be on the way to our first stop on the island Sal in Cape Verde on Monday June 10th. According to model forecasts there should be a larger dust outbreak coming from the Saharan desert toward the Cape Verde islands right now. Perfect conditions for the start of the field experiment. 7 Jun 2013

Test flight with complete payload

After complete integration of the SALTRACE payload we performed another test flight on May 28th making use of the only sunny day in Bavaria during this week. Most instruments performed well during the flight.28 Jun 2013

First test flight

The Falcon performed a first instrument test flight on May 24 with a subset of the final payload to test especially the new instruments CCNC and CAS-DPOL. The test were overall successful such that we can continue with the integration of the remaining payload now.

Decision on Falcon operation base

During the very successful site visit to the Caribbean last week we experienced a lot of support from local authorities. The decision was made to operate the Falcon research aircraft from Barbados Grantley Adams International Airport (TBPB). This will greatly simplify the interaction with the teams conducting ground-based measurements at the CIMH campus and at the Ragged Point observatory on Barbados - 28 Mar 2013.

Site visit - Mar 18 to 26

Team members from DLR-IPA and FX are currently visiting sites in the Caribbean to scout out campaign locations on Barbados, Antigua and Trinidad & Tobago.

SALTRACE Kick-off meeting

On 28 Jan 2013 we had a very inspiring meeting in Leipzig marking the beginning of the hot phase of SALTRACE 2013.