Signatures of Evaporation of Artificial Snow in Alpine Lower Troposphere (SEASALT) is a students' research project within the Education & Training framework of the EUropean Fleet for Airborne Research (EUFAR).
Conducted research is aimed at:
The field measurement campaign, which was carried out in the Enns river valley in Austria in February/March 2008, was funded by EUFAR as a Transnational Access project. The airborne measurements were carried out onboard the FZK-ENDURO ultralight trike operated by Dr. Wolfgang Junkermann (Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe, Germany)
The field measurements campaign, focused on the airborne measurements on board the FZK-ENDURO ultralight trike, was carried out in the Enns river valley in Austria in the end of February, beginning of March 2008.
The FZK-ENDURO is equipped with a variety of instruments including:
(hemispherical broadband UV irradiance in the 300 to 700 nm range)
(2 Pyranometers measuring up- and downward hemispherical broadband solar irradiance)
(hemispherical broadband UV irrandiance)
(ozone mixing ratio by means of UV-Absorption measurement with 4 sec. time resolution)
(thermo-electric chilled mirror hygrometer )
(formaldehyde concentration with 90 sec. response time)
(CO2 and H2O concentration by means of IR absorption measurements)
(particle concentration in the size range from 10 nm to 3 um with 1 sec. time resolution)
(particle size distribution in the range from 0.3 to 20 um)
(cloud droplets size distribution in the range of 5 - 47 um with 1Hz time resolution)
(absorption coefficient at 7 wavelenghts from 350 to 950 nm, time resolution 2 min.)
(backscatter and total scatter coefficients at 3 wavelengths from 450 to 700 nm)
(airspeed, aircraft orientation, instrument mounted on the nose-boom, operating in 20Hz time resolution)
(aircraft orientation with 80Hz time resolution)
|Sylwester Arabas (University of Warsaw, Poland)|
MSc student in the University of Warsaw, Faculty of Physics, Institute of Geophysics. Current research concentrated on analyses of cloud microphysical properties based on data from airborne measurements.
|Lisa Haga (University of Helsinki, Finland)|
MSc student in the University of Helsinki, Faculty of Science, Department of Physical Sciences. Studies concentrated on meteorology and geophysics.
|Wolfgang Junkermann (Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe, Germany)|
Senior scientist in the Institut fur Meteorologie und Klimaforschung, pilot and maintainer of the FZK-ENDURO. Research concentrated on air chemistry, micrometeorology, aerosol physics and atmospheric shortwave radiation.
|Bartosz Kulawik (Jagiellonian University, Poland)|
PhD student in the Jagiellonian University in Cracow within the Faculty of Geography Information Science (GIS), Cartography and Remote Sensing. Research work mostly concentrated on glacier fluctuation and application of GIS and Remote Sensing methods and data.
|Pierre Paccard (University of Savoy, France)|
PhD student in the University of Savoy, Edytem Department. Working on synthesis of effects of artificial snow on the water cycle in the French Alps.
Hyperlinks above lead to v0.3 dataset, for previous release change v0.3 into v0.1 or v0.2 in the url.
The SEASALT Campaign Diary might be a valuable companion for data analysis as it covers a record of meteo conditions as well as some quick-look plots. Flight trajectories together with some basic atmospheric parameters are presented in Flight summery animations. (see Related materials tab)