HALO

HALO science missions

Concluded, ongoing and scheduled HALO missions are listet here. To quickly jump to information about specific HALO campaigns you can use the links below which are sorted alphabetically using the mission acronyms. The tables below provide basic information about these 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)
Rio Grande, Argentinien
Principal
Investigator(s)
(Mission
coordinator)
Institute(s)
of PI(s)
SOUTHTRAC“SCOOP” -- Sulfur Cycle, Organic Oxidation
and Particle Nucleation Experiment
Jul 22. 2019 -
Dec 02. 2019
Rio Grande
Argentinien
Riese/Hoor
Sinnhuber/Engel
EUREC4AElucidating the Role of
Cloud-Circulation Coupling in Climate
Dez 09. 2019 -
Feb 17. 2020
BarbadosBjorn Stevens
CAFE-BrazilChemistry of the Atmosphere:
Field Experiment in Brazil
Feb 24 2020 -
Mar 15. 2020
tbdJos Lelieveld
(MPIC Mainz),
Ulrich Pöschl
(MPIC Mainz)
CIRRUS-HLairborne experiment on CIRRUS
in High Latitudes
Sep 14. 2020 -
Dec 14. 2020
tbdChristiane Voigt
HALO-(AC)3Atmospheric linkages between Arctic warming
and mid-latitude weather—meridional transport
and air masses transformation
Feb 8. 2021 -
Apr 12. 2021
Kiruna
Schweden
Manfred Wendisch
WAVEGUIDEgravity waves in the polar night jetOct 11. 2021 -
Dec 20. 2021
Kiruna
Schweden
Bernd Kaifler
CoMet 2.0Carbon Dioxide and MethaneFeb 14. 2022 -
Mar 16. 2022
tbd
Dr. Andreas Fix

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
base
Hermann Oelhaf, Björn-Martin Sinnhuber
(Wolfgang Woiwode)
Institute(s)
of PI(s)
POLSTRACC GW-LCYCLE
SALSA (PGS)
Dynamics & chemistry of Arctic upper troposphere / lower stratosphereNov 2, 2015 -
Mar 24, 2016
Oberpfaffen-
hofen,
Kiruna
Hermann Oelhaf,
Björn-Martin
Sinnhuber
(Wolfgang Woiwode)
KIT, Karlsruhe
iLOADSStructural load analysis HALOMar 28 -
Apr 29, 2016
Oberpfaffen-
hofen
Wolf KrügerDLR, Institut für
Aeroelastik, Göttingen
NARVAL IIRemote sensing for validation:
organized convection in the deep tropics
Jun 20, 2016 -
Aug 31, 2016
BarbadosBjörn Stevens
(Lutz Hirsch)
Max Planck Institute
for Meteorology,
Hamburg
NAWDEXMid-latitude dynamic meteorology: North Atlantic
waveguide and downstream impact experiment
Sep 14, 2016 -
Oct 25, 2016
KeflavikGeorg Craig1
(Andreas Schäfler2)
1Meteorologisches
Institut, Ludwig-
Maximilians-Universität
München
2DLR, Institut für
Physik der Atmosphäre,
Oberpfaffenhofen
COMETAtmospheric composition: Sources and sinks
of carbon dioxide and methane
Feb 27, 2016 -
May 19, 2017
Oberpfaffen-
hofen
Andreas FixDLR, Institut für Physik
der Atmosphäre,
Oberpfaffenhofen
EMeRGe-EUAir chemistry: Transport and transformation
of pollutants from megacities
May 22, 2016 -
Aug 4, 2017
Oberpfaffen-
hofen
John Burrows, Lola Andrés HernándezUniv. Bremen
WISEDynamics & chemistry of mid-latitude
upper troposphere / lower stratosphere
Aug 7, 2017 -
Oct 20, 2017
ShannonMartin Riese1, Martin Kaufmann1, Peter Hoor21FZ Jülich, 2Univ. Mainz
EMeRGe-AsiaAir chemistry: Transport and transformation
of pollutants from megacities
Feb 26, 2018 -
May 4, 2018
John Burrows, Lola Andrés Hernández Univ. Bremen
CAFE AfricaAtmospheric oxidation capacity over
the tropical and South Atlantic Ocean
Jun 18, 2018 -
Sep 14, 2018
Jos Lelieveld, Hartwig Harder, Horst FischerMax Planck Institute
for Chemistry, Mainz

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
base
Hermann Oelhaf, Björn-Martin SinnhuberInstitute(s)
of PI(s)
POLSTRACC
GW-LCYCLE
SALSA (PGS)
Dynamics & chemistry of Arctic upper troposphere
/ lower stratosphere
Nov 2, 2015 -
Mar 24, 2016
Oberpfaffen-
hofen,
Kiruna
Hermann Oelhaf,
Björn-Martin
Sinnhuber
KIT, Karlsruhe
OMOOxidation mechansim observations
in the extratropical free troposphere
Oberpfaffen-
hofen
Jos LelieveldMax Planck Institute
for Chemistry, Mainz
CHARM-FCHARM-FApr 20, 2015 -
May 18, 2015
Oberpfaffen-
hofen
Axel AmediekDLR, Institut für Physik
der Atmosphäre,
Oberpfaffenhofen
ACRIDICONAerosol, Cloud, Precipitation, Radiation Interactions
and Dynamics of Convective Cloud Systems
Oberpfaffen-
hofen
ML-CIRRUSFormation, Lifetime, Properties
and Radiative Impact of Mid-Latitude
Cirrus Clouds
Oberpfaffen-
hofen
Christiane Voigt,
Andreas Minikin,
Ulrich Schumann
DLR, Institut für Physik
der Atmosphäre,
Oberpfaffenhofen
NARVALNARVALOberpfaffen-
hofen
Univ. Bremen
TACTS1 / ESMval21Transport and compositon in the UT/LMS
Seasonal Change:
Transition from summer to autumn
2Earth System Model Validation
Oberpfaffen-
hofen
1Andreas Engel, 2Hans Schlager1Univ. Frankfurt, 2DLR
GEOHALOGravimetry / magnetometry
of the Mediterranean
Oberpfaffen-
hofen
Mirko ScheinertUniv. Dresden