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DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000039139
Veröffentlicht am 18.04.2018
DOI: 10.5194/acp-10-2237-2010
Zitationen: 34
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Zitationen: 34

An introduction to the SCOUT-AMMA stratospheric aircraft, balloons and sondes compaign in West Africa, August 2006 : rationale and roadmap

Cairo, F.; Pommereau, J.P.; Law, K.S.; Schlager, H.; Garnier, A.; Fierli, F.; Ern, M.; Streibel, M.; Arabas, S.; Borrmann, S.; Berthelier, J.J.; Blom, C.; Christensen, T.; D'Amato, F.; Di Donfrancesco, G .; Deshler, T.; Diedhiou, A.; Durry, G.; Engelsen, O.; Goutail, F.; ... mehr

A multi-platform field measurement campaign involving aircraft and balloons took place overWest Africa between 26 July and 25 August 2006, in the frame of the concomitant AMMA Special Observing Period and SCOUT-O3 African tropical activities. Specifically aiming at sampling the upper troposphere and lower stratosphere, the high-altitude research aircraft M55 Geophysica was deployed in Ouagadougou (12.3° N, 1.7° W), Burkina Faso, in conjunction with the German D- 20 Falcon, while a series of stratospheric balloons and sonde flights were conducted from Niamey (13.5° N, 2.0° E), Niger. Altogether, these measurements were intended to provide experimental evidence for a better understanding of large scale transport, assessing the effect of lightning on NOx production, and studying the impact of intense mesoscale convective systems on water, aerosol, dust and chemical species in the upper troposphere and lower stratosphere. The M55 Geophysica carried out five local and four transfer flights between southern Europe and the Sahel and back, while eight stratospheric balloons and twenty-nine sondes were flown from Niamey. These experiments al ... mehr

Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Fakultät für Physik (PHYSIK)
Institut für Meteorologie und Klimaforschung - Atmosphärische Spurenstoffe und Fernerkundung (IMK-ASF)
Institut für Meteorologie und Klimaforschung (IMK)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Jahr 2010
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 1680-7316, 1680-7324
URN: urn:nbn:de:swb:90-391391
KITopen ID: 1000039139
HGF-Programm 12.04; LK 01
Erschienen in Atmospheric chemistry and physics
Band 10
Heft 5
Seiten 2237-2256
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