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

Attendance time: Monday, 8 April 2019, 10:45–12:30 | Hall X1

Chairperson: Thomas Ruhtz
X1.44 |
Rodrigo Corzo Martínez, Laura Sánchez Muñoz, Bertín Calvo Otero, Estefanía Gómez Méndez, Ana Corrales Sierra, Jesús Ortiz Serrano, and Bartolomé Marqués Balaguer
Chairperson: Thomas Ruhtz
X1.45 |
Laura Sánchez Muñoz, Rodrigo Corzo Martínez, Estefanía Gómez Mendez, Bertín Calvo Otero, Ana Corrales Sierra, Jesús Ortiz Serrano, and Bartolomé Marqués balaguer
Chairperson: Thomas Ruhtz
X1.47 |
Nicolae Sorin Vâjâiac, Andreea Calcan, Denisa Elena Moacă, and Valeriu Filip
Chairperson: Thomas Ruhtz
Chairperson: Thomas Ruhtz
X1.49 |
Mariano Bresciani, Claudia Giardino, Paolo Villa, Monica Pinardi, Rossano Bolpagni, Diana Vaičiūtė, Martynas Bučas, and Viktor Tóth
Chairperson: Thomas Ruhtz
X1.50 |
Leonid Nichman, Mengistu Wolde, Alexei Korolev, Matthew Bastian, Michael Wheeler, Andrew Sheppard, Natalia Bliankinshtein, Konstantin Baibakov, and Dirk Schüttemeyer
Chairperson: Thomas Ruhtz
X1.51 |
Discrimination of aircraft icing risk from satellite images
Andrés Merino, Pablo Melcón, Javier Diez-Fernández, Eduardo García-Ortega, José Luis Marcos, Guillermo Merida, Laura Sánchez-Muñoz, Francisco Valero, Sergio Fernández-González, Maria Luisa Martín, Pedro Bolgiani, and José Luis Sánchez
Chairperson: Thomas Ruhtz
X1.52 |
Vassilis Amiridis, Aristeidis K. Georgoulias, Eleni Marinou, Alexandra Tsekeri, Emmanouil Proestakis, Eleni Tetoni, Prodromos Zanis, and Franco Marenco
Chairperson: Thomas Ruhtz
Chairperson: Thomas Ruhtz
X1.54 |
Jean-Christophe Canonici
Chairperson: Thomas Ruhtz
X1.55 |
EUFAR – European collaboration in airborne environmental research and the development of Open Access
Philip Brown, Elisabeth Gerard, Paola Formenti, and Thomas Ruhtz
Chairperson: Thomas Ruhtz
X1.56 |
Interferences in trace gaseous aircraft measurements: analyzing ambient (temperature, humidity and pressure) impacts
Pamela Dominutti, Aurélie Colomb, Thierry Perrin, Michel Cluzeau, Michel Ramonet, Olivier Laurent, Valery Catoire, Stéphane Sauvage, Daniele Romanini, Patrick Jacquet, and Agnès Borbon
Chairperson: Thomas Ruhtz
X1.57 |
From Plant Traits to Habitats – A Scale Specific Modeling Cascade for the Mapping of Biodiversity Indicators using Airborne Imaging and Satellite Data
Carsten Neumann, Anne Schindhelm, Maximilian Brell, Sibylle Itzerott, Thea Dittmann, Gabriele Weiss, Jörg Müller, and Thomas Ruhtz
Chairperson: Thomas Ruhtz
X1.58 |
Bernhard Rabus, Manuele Pichierri, Jayson Eppler, and Mike Kubanski
Chairperson: Thomas Ruhtz
X1.59 |
Rocio Barrio Guillo, Hartmut Boesch, and Robert Parker