The research station "Schneefernerhaus" (left) and the Zugspitze summit (right). Picture: J. Schneider, MPIC.

Sept. - Oct. 2012

Within the DFG-funded project ACRIDICON (Aerosol, Cloud, Precipitation, and Radiation Interactions and Dynamics of Convective Cloud Systems) we performed a ground based field campaign (17. September - 05. October 2012) on the mountain Zugspitze (summit, 2962m, and research station Schneefernerhaus, 2650 m) in Germany. Project objectives were the investigation of cloud microphysical, chemical and radiative properties, as well as testing of the instruments that will be operated during the aircraft mission of ACRIDICON. The original ACRIDICON mission was designed to be performed using the new German research aircraft HALO. Due to various delays with respect to certification issues the HALO mission ACRIDICON had been postponed for 2014. ACRIDICON is funded through the DFG priority program "HALO" (SPP 1294). Project coordination: M. Wendisch, U. Pöschl.

ACRIDICON-Zugspitze project website

We operated our instruments in the "Wechselnutzerlabor" at the research station Schneefernerhaus, in collaboration with the TROPOS and the University of Frankfurt.

ALABAMA, C-ToF-AMS, MAAP (black carbon monitor), CPC (particle counter), SMPS, OPC (particle size distribution)

People involved:
J. Schneider, T. Klimach, S. Schmidt

Project partners: MPIC Mainz, University Mainz, TROPOS Leipzig, University Leipzig, University Frankfurt, DLR Oberpfaffenhofen, University Munich, Research Center Juelich, KIT Karlsruhe, University Cologne

Krüger, M. L., Mertes, S., Klimach, T., Cheng, Y. F., Su, H., Schneider, J., Andreae, M. O., Pöschl, U., and Rose, D.: Assessment of cloud supersaturation by size-resolved aerosol particle and cloud condensation nuclei (CCN) measurements, Atmos. Meas. Tech., 7, 2615-2629, doi:10.5194/amt-7-2615-2014, 2014.

Schmidt, Susan: Analyse der chemischen Zusammensetzung von Eis- und Wolkenresiduen mittels Einzelpartikel-Massenspektrometrie und Charakterisierung von Aerosolpartikeln aus anthropogenen Quellen, PhD thesis (in German), University Mainz, 2015.

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