March - April 2014

The research aircraft HALO. Picture: J. Schneider, MPIC.

ML-CIRRUS was an aircraft campaign with the new German research aircraft HALO. It was the first HALO mission for our group. ML-CIRRUS aimed for the investigation of natural and aircraft-induced mid-latitude cirrus clouds. The mission was a joint activity of several German research centers and universities. The consortium was headed by DLR, Institute of Atmospheric Physics (DLR-IPA), and included the Research Centre Jülich (FZJ), the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Max Planck Institute for Chemistry (MPIC), Institute for Tropospheric Research (TROPOS, Leipzig), and the Universities of Mainz, Leipzig, Frankfurt, Heidelberg, and Zurich.

The integration phase started in February 2014 and included three scientific test flights on March 21 and 22. The scientific campaign which included 13 research flight lasted from March 24 until April 17, 2014.


Involved staff of research group Schneider:
T. Klimach, F. Köllner, J. Schneider

The Particle Chemistry Departement also operates two PMS probes:

People involved:
S. Molleker, M. Klingebiel, W. Schneider, R.Weigel

Voigt, C., U. Schumann, A. Minikin, A. Abdelmonem, A. Afchine, S. Borrmann, M. Boettcher, B. Buchholz, L. Bugliaro, A. Costa, J. Curtius, M. Dollner, A. Dörnbrack, V. Dreiling, V. Ebert, A. Ehrlich, A. Fix, L. Forster, F. Frank, D. Fütterer, A. Giez, K. Graf, J.-U. Grooß, S. Groß, K. Heimerl, B. Heinold, T. Hüneke, E. Järvinen, T. Jurkat, S. Kaufmann, M. Kenntner, M. Klingebiel, T. Klimach, R. Kohl, M. Krämer, T. C. Krisna, A. Luebke, B. Mayer, S. Mertes, S. Molleker, A. Petzold, K. Pfeilsticker, M. Port, M. Rapp, P. Reutter, C. Rolf, D. Rose, D. Sauer, A. Schäfler, R. Schlage, M. Schnaiter, J. Schneider, N. Spelten, P. Spichtinger, P. Stock, A. Walser, R. Weigel, B. Weinzierl, M. Wendisch, F. Werner, H. Wernli, M. Wirth, A. Zahn, H. Ziereis, M. Zöger: ML-CIRRUS - The airborne experiment on natural cirrus and contrail cirrus with the high-altitude long-range research aircraft HALO, Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 98, 271–288, doi: 10.1175/BAMS-D-15-00213.1, 2017.

Weger, M., Heinold, B., Engler, C., Schumann, U., Seifert, A., Fößig, R., Voigt, C., Baars, H., Blahak, U., Borrmann, S., Hoose, C., Kaufmann, S., Krämer, M., Seifert, P., Senf, F., Schneider, J., and Tegen, I.: The impact of mineral dust on cloud formation during the Saharan dust event in April 2014 over Europe, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 17545-17572,, 2018.

Go to Editor View