HALO

Previous HALO science missions

HALO science missions 2019-2022

For more detailed information on the HALO missions listed below, please follow the link underlying the mission acronym in the first table column.

Mission nameScience topicTime period
(from - to)
Airport basePrincipal
Investigator
CoMet 2.0 ArcticResearch campaign on greenhouse gases
in the high latitudes
Jun - Sep
2022
Edmonton
(Canada)
Andreas Fix
(DLR-IPA)
HALO-(AC)3Arctic Air-Mass Transformations During
Warm Air Intrusions and Marine Cold Air Outbreaks
Dec 2021 -
Apr 2022
Kiruna
(Sweden)
Manfred Wendisch
(Uni Leipzig)
CIRRUS-HLResearch Campaign on Ice Clouds
and Contrails
Feb - Aug
2021
OberpfaffenhofenChristiane Voigt
(DLR-IPA)
BLUESKY / CAFE-EUExamination of the atmosphere during
the Coronavirus lockdown
Feb - Jun
2020
OberpfaffenhofenJos Lelieveld (MPI-C),
Joachim Curtius (Uni Frankfurt)
EUREC4AElucidating the Role of
Cloud-Circulation Coupling in Climate
Dec 2019 -
Feb 2020
BarbadosBjorn Stevens
(MPI-Met)
SOUTHTRACTransport and Composition
of the Southern Hemisphere UTLS
Jul - Dec
2019
Rio Grande
(Argentina)
Markus Rapp
(DLR-IPA)

HALO science missions 2016-2018

For more detailed information on the HALO missions listed below, please follow the link underlying the mission acronym in the first table column.

Mission nameScience topicTime period
(from - to)
Airport basePrincipal Investigator(s)
(Mission coordinator)​
CAFE AfricaAtmospheric oxidation capacity over
the tropical and South Atlantic Ocean
Jun - Sep
2018
Sal
(Cape Verde Islands)
Jos Lelieveld
(MPI-C)
CoMetAtmospheric composition: Sources and sinks
of carbon dioxide and methane
Apr - Jun
2018
OberpfaffenhofenAndreas Fix
(DLR-IPA)
EMeRGe-AsiaAir chemistry: Transport and transformation
of pollutants from megacities
Feb - May
2018
Tainan
(Taiwan)
John Burrows
(Uni Bremen)
WISEDynamics & chemistry of mid-latitude
upper troposphere / lower stratosphere
Aug - Oct
2017
Shannon
(Ireland)
Martin Riese (FZ Jülich)
Peter Hoor (Uni Mainz)
EMeRGe-EUAir chemistry: Transport and transformation
of pollutants from megacities
May - Aug
2017
OberpfaffenhofenJohn Burrows
(Uni Bremen)
NAWDEXMid-latitude dynamic meteorology: North
Atlantic waveguide and downstream impact
experiment
Sep - Oct
2016
Keflavik
(Iceland)
Georg Craig
(LMU)
NARVAL 2Remote sensing for validation studies:
Organized convection in the deep tropics
Jun - Aug
2016
BarbadosBjorn Stevens
(MPI-Met)
iLOADSStructural load analysis of HALOMar - Apr
2016
OberpfaffenhofenWolf Krüger
(DLR-AE)
POLSTRACC
GW-LCYCLE
SALSA
(PGS)
Dynamics & chemistry of Arctic upper
troposphere / lower stratosphere
Nov 2015 -
Mar 2016
Oberpfaffenhofen,
Kiruna (Sweden)
Hermann Oelhaf (KIT),
Björn-Martin Sinnhuber (KIT)
Markus Rapp (DLR-IPA)
Andreas Engel (Uni Frankfurt)

Past HALO science missions (prior to 2016)

For more detailed information on the HALO missions listed below, please follow the link underlying the mission acronym in the first table column.

Mission nameScience topicTime period
(from - to)
Airport basePrincipal Investigator(s)
(Mission coordinator)
POLSTRACC /
GW-LCYCLE / SALSA
(PGS)
Dynamics & chemistry of Arctic upper
troposphere / lower stratosphere
Nov 2015 -
Mar 2016
Oberpfaffenhofen,
Kiruna
(Sweden)
Hermann Oelhaf (KIT),
Björn-Martin Sinnhuber (KIT),
Peter Hoor (Uni Mainz),
Andreas Engel (Uni Frankfurt)
OMOOxidation mechansim observations
in the extratropical free troposphere
Nov 2014 -
Sep 2015
Oberpfaffenhofen,
Paphos (Cyprus),
Gan (Maldives)
Jos Lelieveld (MPI-C),
Hartwig Harder (MPI-C)
ACRIDICON-CHUVAAerosol, Cloud, Precipitation, Radiation
Interactions and Dynamics of
Convective Cloud Systems
Jun - Oct
2014
Manaus-
(Brazil)
Meinrat O. Andreae (MPI-C),
Manfred Wendisch (Uni Leipzig),
Ulrich Pöschl (MPI-C)
ML-CIRRUSFormation, Lifetime, Properties and
Radiative Impact of Mid-Latitude
Cirrus Clouds
Feb - Apr
2014
OberpfaffenhofenChristiane Voigt
(DLR-IPA)
NARVALNorth Atlantic Rainfall VALidationDec 2013 -
Jan 2014
OberpfaffenhofenBjoern Stevens (MPI-Met)
TACTS/ESMvalTransport and compositon in the UT/LMS
Seasonal Change: Transition from summer to autumn Earth System Model Validation
Jun - Oct
2012
OberpfaffenhofenAndreas Engel (Uni Frankfurt),
Hans Schlager (DLR-IPA)
GEOHALOGravimetry / magnetometry
of the Mediterranean
Jun 2012OberpfaffenhofenMirko Scheinert (TU Dresden)