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(s)
(Mission coordinator)
HALO-(AC)3Arctic Air-Mass Transformations During
Warm Air Intrusions and Marine Cold Air Outbreaks
Feb 8. 2021 -
Apr 12. 2021
Kiruna
(Sweden)
Manfred Wendisch
CIRRUS-HLResearch Campaign on Ice CloudsSep 14. 2020 -
Dec 14. 2020
tbdChristiane Voigt
CAFE-BrazilChemistry of the Atmosphere:
Field Experiment in Brazil
Feb 24 2020 -
Mar 15. 2020
Barbadostbd
BLUESKYFebruary –
June 2020
Oberpfaffen-
hofen
Jos Lelieveld (MPI-M),
Joachim Curtius
(Univ. Frankfurt)
EUREC4AElucidating the Role of
Cloud-Circulation Coupling in Climate
Dez 09. 2019 -
Feb 17. 2020
Jos Lelieveld
(MPIC Mainz),
Ulrich Pöschl
(MPIC Mainz)
SOUTHTRACTransport and Composition
of the Southern Hemisphere UTLS
Jul 22. 2019 -
Dec 02. 2019
Rio Grande
Argentinien
Riese/Hoor
Sinnhuber/Engel

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 18, 2018 -
Sep 14, 2018
Oberpfaffen-
hofen,
Kiruna
(Sweden)
Jos Lelieveld, Hartwig Harder, Horst Fischer
EMeRGe-AsiaAir chemistry: Transport and transformation
of pollutants from megacities
Feb 26, 2018 -
May 4, 2018
Oberpfaffen-
hofen
John Burrows, Lola Andrés Hernández
WISEDynamics & chemistry of mid-latitude
upper troposphere / lower stratosphere
Aug 7, 2017 -
Oct 20, 2017
Shannon
(Ireland)
Martin Riese1, Martin Kaufmann1, Peter Hoor2
EMeRGe-EUAir chemistry: Transport and transformation
of pollutants from megacities
May 22, 2016 -
Aug 4, 2017
Oberpfaffen-
hofen
John Burrows, Lola Andrés Hernández
COMETAtmospheric composition: Sources and sinks
of carbon dioxide and methane
Feb 27, 2016 -
May 19, 2017
Oberpfaffen-
hofen
Andreas Fix
NAWDEXMid-latitude dynamic meteorology: North Atlantic
waveguide and downstream impact experiment
Sep 14, 2016 -
Oct 25, 2016
Keflavik
(Iceland)
Georg Craig1
(Andreas Schäfler2)
NARVAL IIRemote sensing for validation:
organized convection in the deep tropics
Jun 20, 2016 -
Aug 31, 2016
BarbadosBjörn Stevens
(Lutz Hirsch)
iLOADSStructural load analysis HALOMar 28 -
Apr 29, 2016
Oberpfaffen-
hofen
Wolf Krüger
POLSTRACC GW-LCYCLE
SALSA (PGS)
Dynamics & chemistry of Arctic upper troposphere / lower stratosphereNov 2, 2015 -
Mar 24, 2016
Oberpfaffen-
hofen,
Kiruna
(Sweden)
Hermann Oelhaf,
Björn-Martin
Sinnhuber
(Wolfgang Woiwode)

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)
GEOHALOGravimetry / magnetometry
of the Mediterranean
Oberpfaffen-
hofen,
Kiruna
(Sweden)
Mirko Scheinert
TACTS¹ / ESMval²1Transport and compositon in the UT/LMS
Seasonal Change: Transition from summer to autumn
2Earth System Model Validation
Oberpfaffen-
hofen
1Andreas Engel, 2Hans Schlager
NARVALNARVALApr 20, 2015 -
May 18, 2015
Oberpfaffen-
hofen
Axel Amediek
ML-CIRRUSFormation, Lifetime, Properties
and Radiative Impact of Mid-Latitude Cirrus Clouds
Oberpfaffen-
hofen
ACRIDICONAerosol, Cloud, Precipitation, Radiation Interactions
and Dynamics of Convective Cloud Systems
Oberpfaffen-
hofen
CHARM-FCHARM-FOberpfaffen-
hofen
Axel Amediek
OMOOxidation mechansim observations
in the extratropical free troposphere
Apr 20, 2015 -
May 18, 2015
Oberpfaffen-
hofen
Jos Lelieveld
POLSTRACC
GW-LCYCLE
SALSA (PGS)
Dynamics & chemistry of Arctic upper troposphere
/ lower stratosphere
Nov 2, 2015 -
Mar 24, 2016
Oberpfaffen-
hofen,
Kiruna
(Sweden)
Hermann Oelhaf,
Björn-Martin Sinnhuber