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YEAR 2017


  • June:
          Weimer et al. : A new module for trace gas emissions in ICON-ART 2.0:
          A sensitivity study focusing on acetone emissions and concentrations, Geosci.


  • April:
          Feng, L. et al.: Consistent regional fluxes of CH4 and CO2 inferred from GOSAT proxy     
          XCH4 : XCO2 retrievals, 2010–2014, Atmos. Chem. Phys.


  • March:
          EMI Test of the modified IAGOS CARIBIC container succesfully completed!!



YEAR 2016


          Start of the IAGOS CARIBIC container modification (Modification C)

  5 new instruments will be implemented including a slot for IAGOS Core packages and a cavity ringdown instrument for measuring nitrogen oxides NO3, N2O5, and NO2 


  • February:

    Johan Friberg
    had a successful defense of his thesis
    "Studies of Volcanic Influence on Aerosols, Clouds and Climate",
    at Faculty of Engineering, Lund University, Sweden


    Flights completed:

    	♦ 02.    Feb 14 -  Feb 17:   Flights to Cape Town and São Paulo 
  • January:  

          Flights completed:         

             ♦ 01.    Jan 12 -  Jan 15:   Flights to Cape Town and São Paulo

             Zhang, Y., J. et al.
             Observed decrease in atmospheric mercury explained by global decline in anthropogenic emissions, PNAS



YEAR 2015

Leedham Elvidge E. C., D.E. Oram, J.C. Laube, A.K. Baker, S.A. Montzka, S. Humphrey, D.A. O’Sullivan, and C.A.M. Brenninkmeijer,
Increasing concentrations of dichloromethane, CH2Cl2, inferred from CARIBIC air samples collected 1998-2012, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15

  • November/December:

    Flights completed:

    	♦ 10.    Nov 30 -  Dec 03:   CPT/GRU 
  • October:

    Wells, K.C. et al.

    Lin, X. et al.

    Flights completed:

    	♦ 09.    Oct 05 -  Oct 08:   LAX/GRU  
  • August:
    	♦ 08.    AUG 17 -  AUG 20:   SFO/GRU  
    publications August:

    Friberg, J. et al.
    Influence of volcanic eruptions on midlatitude upper tropospheric aerosol and consequences for cirrus clouds, Earth and Space Science 2

  • July:

    Flights completed:

    	♦ 07.    Jul 13 -  Jul 16:   SFO/GRU  

    Andersson, S. M. et al.
    Significant radiative impact of volcanic aerosol in the lowermost stratosphere. Nat. Commun. 6
    Press release KIT: "S.M. Andersson et al., Vulkanausbrüche bremsen Klimawandel - vorübergehend"

  • Flights completed:

    	♦ 06.    Jun 16 -  Jun 19:   SFO/HKG  
    	♦ 05.    May 19 -  May 21:   GRU/LAX  
  • May: Andreas Weigelt had a successful defense of his thesis
    "An optical particle counter for the regular application onboard a passenger aircraft: instrument modification, characterisation and results from the first year of operation",
    at Fakultät für Physik und Geowissenschaften der Universität Leipzig , 2015.

    Adam Wisher had a successful defense of his thesis
    "A Novel Mass Spectrometer for Atmospheric Measurements and Halocarbons during the CARIBIC and SAMBBA Aircraft Campaigns",
    University of East Anglia - UEA, 2015.

  • April:

    Flights completed:

    	♦ 04.    April 20 -  April 23:   HND/MEX 

    Torsten Gehrlein appointet Technical IAGOS CARIBIC coordinator. Torsten will largely coordinate the operation of the CARIBIC container and will also manage the new server system installed at the KIT.

  • March:

    Flights completed:

    	♦ 03.    March 09 -  March 12:   SFO/HND  
  • Publications February:

    Gromov S. and Brenninkmeijer C.A.M.,
    An estimation of the 18O / 16O ratio of UT/LMS ozone based on artefact CO in air sampled during CARIBIC flights, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15

  • Flights completed:
    	♦ 02.    February 09 -  February 12:   CPT/SFO  
  • Four CARIBIC abstracts submitted to
    EGU General Assembly 2015, Vienna, Austria, 03 – 08 April 2015
  • Flights completed:
    	♦ 01.    January 13 -  January 16:   SFO/GRU