July 2011, 74 flying hours

The overall goal of BORTAS is to investigate the connection between the composition and the distribution of biomass burning outflow, ozone production and loss within the outflow, and the resulting perturbation to oxidant chemistry in the troposphere.

Instrumentation - Core Consoles (JNO2,JO1D), Core Chemistry, JIF Rack(WAS,NIR-TDLAS), PAN/FAAM_NOX, LIDAR, Peroxide/Formaldehyde, PTrMS, AMS, CPC, PSAP/Filters, Weather Radar

  • Detachment Manager -  Guy Gratton
  • Deputy Detachment Manager - Doug Anderson
  • Project Pilot - Alan Foster
  • PI - P. Palmer (University of Edinburgh) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

May 2011

MACLOUD Inc - 12 flying hours

This project is synergistic with a major European experiment at the Mace Head Observatory to investigate the sources of marine organic aerosol and their impact on marine stratocumulus clouds.

Instrument Test Flying - 15 flying hours

  • ISMAR -International Sub-Millimetre Airborne Radiometer
  • MarVal - Met Office Defence flying off south coast
  • FGGA - Fast Greenhouse Gas Analyser
  • FENNEC ( including ALABAMA - Aircraft-Based Laser Ablation Aerosol Mass Spectrometer)

Feb-Mar 2011, 55 (+40) flying hours, 11 dropsondes

Cloud physics and radiation studies

To conduct case-study measurements of the evolution of stratocumulus cloud layers over the UK. Aircraft measurements will be coordinated with (and may also be co-located with) ground-based measurements from a number of sites including Cardington (Beds.), Camborne (Cornwall), Weybourne (Norfolk) and Chilbolton (Hants.).

 

Dec 2010, 24 flying hours (and May 2011, 24 flying hours)
This project is synergistic with a major European experiment at the Mace Head Observatory to investigate the sources of marine organic aerosol and their impact on marine stratocumulus clouds.

(Dec 2009, Jul 2010 and) Jan 2011, 29 flying hours (from total of 86)

Aim:  To assess the pervasiveness and importance of night time chemical processes, and in particular NO3, for UK regional and Western European air quality, eutrophication, and ultimately to quantify its linkages to climate change.