Airborne observations are one major link to get an overall picture of processes within the Earth environment during measurement campaigns. This includes application to derive atmospheric parameters, surface properties of vegetation, soil and minerals and dissolved or suspended matter in inland water and the ocean. Ground based systems and satellites are other key information sources to complement the airborne data sets. All these systems have their pros and cons, but a comprehensive view of the observed system is generally best obtained by means of a combination of all three. Aircraft operations strongly depend on weather conditions either to obtain the atmospheric phenomenon of interest or the required surface-viewing conditions and hence require sophisticated flight planning. They can cover large areas in the horizontal and vertical space with adaptable temporal sampling. Future satellite instruments can be tested and airborne platforms and systems are widely used in the development process. The validation of operational satellite systems and applications is a topic that has come increasingly into focus with the European Copernicus program in recent years. The large number of instruments available on aircraft enables a broad and flexible range of applications. The range includes sensors for meteorological parameters, trace gases and cloud/aerosol particles and more complex systems like high spectral resolution lidar, hyperspectral imaging at wavelengths from the visible to thermal infra-red and synthetic aperture radar. The development of smaller state-of-the-art instruments, the combination of more and more complex sets of instruments simultaneously on one platform, with improved accuracy and high data acquisition speed together with high accuracy navigation and inertial measurements enables more complex campaign strategies even on smaller aircraft or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV). This will further increase the capabilities of the existing fleet of airborne research.

This session will bring together aircraft operators and the research community to present
• an overview of the current status of airborne related research
• recent airborne field campaigns and their outcomes
• multi-aircraft campaigns
• satellite calibration/validation campaigns
• sophisticated airborne instrument setups and observations
• advanced airborne instrument developments
• UAV applications
• future plans for airborne research

Co-organized as AS5.4/BG1.11/HS9.1.8/OS4.26
Convener: Thomas Ruhtz | Co-conveners: Philip Brown, Paola Formenti
| Mon, 08 Apr, 14:00–18:00
Room 0.96
| Attendance Mon, 08 Apr, 10:45–12:30
Hall X1

Monday, 8 April 2019 | Room 0.96

Chairperson: Paola Formenti, Piero Di Carlo
14:00–14:15 |
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Christopher Cantrell and the ACROSS Science Team
14:15–14:30 |
Hans Schlager, Patrick Le Clercq, and Bruce Anderson
14:30–14:45 |
Hyo Jin Yang, Chulkyu Lee, Hee Jong Ko, Sueng-Pil Jung, Ji-Hyoung Kim, and Jong-Hwan Yun
15:00–15:15 |
Cyril Crevoisier, Caroline Bès, François Danis, Celine Lett, Morgan Lopez, Michel Ramonet, Pascal Jeseck, Yao Te, Lilian Joly, Hervé Herbin, Aurélien Bourdon, and Jean-Claude Rubio
15:15–15:30 |
Michal Galkowski, Christoph Gerbig, Julia Marshall, Frank-Thomas Koch, Jinxuan Chen, Stephan Baum, Armin Jordan, Alina Fiehn, Anke Roiger, Patrick Jöckel, Anna-Leah Nickl, Mariano Mertens, Heinrich Bovensmann, Jaroslaw Necki, Justyna Swolkien, Gerhard Ehret, Christoph Kiemle, Axel Amediek, Mathieu Quatrevalet, and Andreas Fix and the The CoMet Team
15:30–15:45 |
Vanda Grubišić, Jeff Stith, Pavel Romashkin, Jorgen Jensen, and Gabriele Pfister
Coffee break
Chairperson: Thomas Ruhtz, Nicolae Sorin Vâjâiac
16:15–16:30 |
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Dirk Schüttemeyer, Malcolm Davidson, and Tania Casal
16:30–16:45 |
Julien Godfroy, Luca Demarchi, Dandan Cui, Kristell Michel, Simone Bizzi, Jaroslaw Chormanski, Dimitri Lague, and Hervé Piégay
16:45–17:00 |
Wen-Chau Lee, Louis Lussier, and Vanda Grubišić
17:00–17:15 |
Felix Friedl-Vallon, Wolfgang Woiwode, Michael Höpfner, Peter Preusse, and Jörn Ungermann
17:15–17:30 |
Jean Sciare, Christos Keleshis, George Biskos, Michael Pikridas, Roland Sarda-estève, Jean-Daniel Paris, Jos Lelieveld, Nikos Mihalopoulos, Grisa Mocnik, Ru-Shan Gao, Daniel Murphy, Jann Schrod, Daniel Weber, Hans Bingemer, Dimitra Mamali, and Fred Brechtel
17:30–17:45 |
Damien Boulanger and Valerie Thouret
17:45–18:00 |
Sara Alaoui-Sosse, Pierre Durand, Philippe Pastor, Patrice Medina, and Marie Lothon