The French research aircraft ATR42 at Kangerlussuaq airport. Picture: J. Schneider, MPIC.

Kangerlussuaq, June/July 2008

POLARCAT-France was a part of the international project POLARCAT, in the framework of the International Polar Year. During the POLARCAT-France summer campaign 2008, aircraft based measurements were performed out of Kangerlussuaq, Greenland (67°00′38″ N, 50°42′33″ W), with the objective to investigate the pollutant transport pathways to the Arctic, with respect to European outflow, Canadian and Siberian boreal forest fires.
The French ATR aircraft (operated by SAFIRE) was equipped with various in-situ aerosol instrumentation, an ozone lidar, an aerosol lidar as well as CO and O3 trace gas measurements. In parallel, the German Falcon of DLR conducted the project POLARCAT-GRACE at Kangerlussuaq, partly with coordinated research flights.

Cooperation with:
Kathy Law (LATMOS), Alfons Schwarzenböck, Jean-Francois Gayet (LaMP Clermond-Ferrant), SAFIRE, S. Arnold (Leeds), A. Stohl (NILU)


People involved:
J. Schneider, S. Borrmann, M. Brands, J. Schmale, T. Böttger, W. Schneider

Quennehen, B., Schwarzenboeck, A., Schmale, J., Schneider, J., Sodemann, H., Stohl, A., Ancellet, G., Crumeyrolle, S., and Law, K. S.: Physical and chemical properties of pollution aerosol particles transported from North America to Greenland as measured during the POLARCAT summer campaign, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 11, 10947–10963, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-11-10947-2011, 2011.

Schmale, J., Schneider, J., Ancellet, G., Quennehen, B., Stohl, A., Sodemann, H., Burkhart, J. F., Hamburger, T., Arnold, S. R., Schwarzenboeck, A., Borrmann, S., and Law, K. S.: Source identification and airborne chemical characterisation of aerosol pollution from long-range transport over Greenland during POLARCAT summer campaign 2008, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 11, 10097–10123, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-11-10097-2011, 2011.

Schmale, Julia: Aircraft-based in-situ aerosol mass spectrometry: Chemical characterization and source identification of submicron particulate matter in the free and upper troposphere and lower stratosphere, PhD thesis, University Mainz, 2011. http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:hebis:77-29203

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