Atmospheric and Earth System Research with the Research Aircraft HALO                                                                                

           High Altitude and Long Range Research Aircraft (HALO)

HALO Missions for the Time Period of 2016 - 2018

In the following approved HALO-SPP 1294 missions a large number of universities and institutions are involved. The aim of the missions is to reduce uncertainties in the understanding of crucial atmospheric and Earth system processes.

NARVAL 2.0 (B):

July - August 2016, Mission completed

PIs: B. Stevens, MPI for Meteorologie, Hamburg    

F. Ament, Universität Hamburg    


September - October 2016, Mission completed

PIs: A. Schäfler, Institute of Atmospheric Physics (DLR)

G. Craig, LMU München

EMeRGe-EU  (C, D):

May - July 2017, Mission completed

PIs: J. P. Burrows, Universität Bremen

WISE  (B, C):

August - October 2017, Mission completed

PIs: M. Riese, FZ Jülich

P. Hoor, Universität Mainz


Dezember 2017, Mission cancelled

PI: M. Scheinert, Technische Universität Dresden

EMeRGe-ASIA   (C, D):

February - April 2018

PIs: J. P. Burrows, Universität Bremen

CoMet  (D):

May - June 2018

PIs: A. Fix, Institute of Atmospheric Physics (DLR)

G. Ehret, Institute of Atmospheric Physics (DLR)

For detailed information, please see the HALO Calender (DLR).                                               

Beyond 2018 further campaigns are already planned to study cirrus clouds, verify satellite data, evaluate the sulfur budget, and perform research in the Arctic.