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The CARIBIC Community

IAGOS CARIBIC is a European project. It is part of the European Infrastructure IAGOS.
Partners from Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden, England, Ireland and France take part. IAGOS CARIBIC is understood as an open platform where scientists from institutes all over the world can participate.


Organisation Main Role Staff

Institute for Meteorology and Climate Research
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
Karlsruhe, Germany

Head quarter of IAGOS CARIBIC

O3 measurements
Water vapour measurements
Cloud water measurements
VOC measurements (PTRMS)
H2O isotope measurements (TDLAS)
CO2, CH4 measurements (TDLAS)
Data interpretation

(IAGOS CARIBIC Coordinator, data validation, interpretation)

Johannes Orphal

(Management / Director of the institute IMK)

Torsten Gehrlein

(Technical IAGOS CARIBIC coordinator)

Harald Bönisch

(Data interpretation, instrument development)

Florian Obersteiner

(Data interpretation, instrument development)

Simon Heger

(instrument development)

Marco Neumaier

(VOC measurements, interpretation)

Former group members:

Layal Safadi

(proton-transfer-reactions mass spectrometry)

Garlich Fischbeck

(Airborne proton-transfer-reactions mass spectrometry)

Johannes Eckstein

(atmospheric modelling, data interpretation)


Max-Planck-Institute for Chemistry,
Atmospheric Chemistry Division
Mainz, Germany

CO, H2O, CO2, CH4, N2O, SF6,

Soot (SP2) and bioaerosol (WIBS-Neo) measurements

Non-methane hydrocarbons (NMHC)
Data interpretation,

Carl A.M. Brenninkmeijer


Jonathan Williams

(Group Leader "Organic Reactive Species")

Sergey Gromov

(Associated modeller, Isotope modelling, data interpretation)

Yafang Cheng

(PI of SP2 soot photometer instrument)

Jeannine Ditas

(SP2 operational support, data analysis and interpretation)

Hang Su

(PI of WIBS-NEO bioaerosol instrument)

Uwe Kuhn

( WIBS-NEO operator)

Johannes Schneider

(PI of mAMS aerosol mass sprectrometry instrument)

Claus Koeppel

(Operational support, laboratory analysis)

Dieter Scharffe

(Operational support, laboratory analysis)

Franz Šlemr

(Data validation, interpretation)

Tobias Sattler

(VOC analysis and data interpretation)


Former group members:

Peter Zimmermann

(Global modeling, Webdesign)

Carina Sauvage

(VOC analysis and data interpretation)

Hella Riede

(Atmospheric modeling, Lagrangian modeling, data interpretation)

Ute Thorenz

(VOC analysis and data interpretation)

Angela Baker

(GC-FID analyses of NMHC, interpretation)

Armin Rauthe-Schöch

(data validation and interpretation)

Martin Körner

(Operational support, laboratory analysis)

David Walter

(DOAS, data interpretation )

Emma Leedham

(VOC analysis and data interpretation)

Taku Umezawa

(GHG measurements & data interpretation)

Klaus-Peter Heue

(DOAS, data interpretation )

Tanja Schuck

(Data interpretation, GHG measurement)

Tae S. Rhee

(GC-MS analyses of NMHC, interpretation)

affiliation since 2007: Korea Polar Research Institute,
Yeonsu-gu Songdo-dong 7-50, Incheon 406-840, Korea

Senchao Lai (Analysis China flights, GC-measurements)

Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research
Leipzig, Germany

Aerosol particle measurement
and interpretation
Markus Hermann (Aerosol-PI, operational support, data validation, data interpretation)
Denise Assmann (Data interpretation)
H. Haudek (Electronic engineer)
A. Wiedensohler (Data interpretation)

Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V.

NO and NOy measurements. Hans Schlager (PI, data interpretation)
Helmut Ziereis (measurements, data interpretation)
Paul Stock (measurements, calibration)
Ulrich Schumann (data interpretation).
Greta Stratmann (Nitrogen oxides, impact of aviation, particle formation, contrails, cirrus clouds)

University of East Anglia
Norwich, Great Britain

Halocarbons and related trace gases. D. Oram ( Halocarbon analysis, interpretation, modelling)
B. Sturges (Interpretation, GC-MS support)
C.E. Reeves (Modelling support)
S. Penkett (Interpretation).
Johannes Laube (VOC analysis and data interpretation)
Adam Wisher (VOC analysis and data interpretation)

Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute
de Bilt, the Netherlands

Peter F.J. van Velthoven (Interpretation, aid in meterological analysis, modelling)
M. Scheele (trajectory calculations)

University of Lund
Lund, Sweden

Aerosol elemental analyses Bengt Martinsson (PI, data Interpretation)
Johan Friberg (analysis and data interpretation)
Uni Bern

Physiks Institute,
University of Bern

Bern, Switzerland

O2 measurements Markus Leuenberger, O2 measurements, interpretation, modelling
Hanspeter Moret, O2 Elektronik u. Gerätebau

Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l'Environnement

CO2 measurements Dr Irène Xueref-Remy (management, data quality control, data analysis, interpretation)
Frédéric Boumard (engineering support)
Adrien Royer (logistics and calibration support)
Philippe Ciais (interpretation, modelling)

Helmholtz Zentrum Geesthacht,
Geesthacht, Germany

Hg measurements Ralf Ebinghaus


Former group members:

Andreas Weigelt (PhD Student, trajectory analysis, data interpretation)

Institut für Umweltphysik, Universität Heidelberg,
Heidelberg, Germany

Halogenoxides measurements Ulrich Platt
Udo Frieß

(DOAS, data interpretation )


Former group members:

Lara Penth (DOAS, data interpretation )

Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements
Geel, Belgium

CO2 isotope analyses Sergey Assonov
(laboratory analyses, calibration, data interpretation)
  affiliation since 2013: International Energy Agency, Vienna

Deutsche Lufthansa AG,
Köln, Germany

Airline cooperation partner and technical support see website

Enviscope GmbH,
Frankfurt, Germany

Airborne measurement engineering see website

European Aeronautic Defence and Space company N.V.,
München, Germany

Cargo Compartment and equipment see website

aircraft electronic engineering gmbh

Power supply,
Probe heat control,
ARINC data
see website


Caribic can be extended to include more equipment from other partners. Click here for the present Instrumentation.