Intensive Measurement Campaign Melpitz Column 2015

The Campaign ‚Melpitz Column‘  was performed from May 4 until July 10, 2015. During this time a very complex setup of aerosol and boundary layer measurements was installed at the TROPOS measurement site Melpitz. Besides a detailed aerosol characterization on ground and ground-based remote sensing, several platforms performing airborne measurements were applied to investigate the aerosol distribution in the whole column (Figure 1). The combination of several unmanned aerial systems (UAS), the helicopter-borne platform ACTOS (Airborne Cloud and Turbulence Observation System), research aircraft, and a tethered balloon within one campaign is unique and provides a dataset that is subject to ongoing investigations. First selected results will be presented here together with results from a former study in Melpitz in 2013. On the other hand, ground-based measurements of aerosol particle composition have been performed over several years and these long time series help to put the Melpitz Column campaign into a longer time frame.                                                                                            

In addition to the measurements, regional modelling of aerosol transport and large eddy simulations have been performed which complement the Melpitz Column 2015 field experiments by providing additional information on sources and transport processes of tropospheric aerosol as well as the boundary layer development.



Monday, 15 June, 2015

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[Translate to English:] Medienberichte über die Kampagne

[Translate to English:] LVZ: Operation Melpitz-Säule Leipzig. "TROPOS organisiert aufwendige Kampagne zu Rußpartikeln" (LVZ, 11.06.2015, S.17 - Printausgabe)

MDR: Klima-Forschung. Spätausgabe von MDR-Aktuell über die Melpitzer Messkampagne. (MDR-Fernsehen, 17.06.2015, 21:45 Uhr - online bis ca. 23.6.)

Torgauer Zeitung: Forschungsstation bei Melpitz ist europaweit Spitze. "Zweimonatige Messkampagne von TROPOS endet diese Woche" (Torgauer Zeitung, Printausgabe, 06.07.2015, S.13)

LVZ: Wie viel Ruß belastet Nordsachsen? "Forscher gehen in die Luft. Melpitzer Troposphären-Experten untersuchen Einfluss von Partikeln auf das Klima" (LVZ, Printausgabe Delitzsch-Eilenburg, 07.07.15, S.28)

LVZ: Tropos-Institut schließt Feldexperiment ab. "Melpitz. Das Feldexperiment zur Untersuchung von Rußpartikeln in Bodennähe und in der gesamten darüberliegenden Luftschicht (wir berichteten) ist beendet." (LVZ, Printausgabe Delitzsch-Eilenburg, 08.07.15, S.32) Flugshow der Wolkenforscher. "Im nordsächsischen Melpitz durchsuchen Experten wochenlang die Luft nach feinsten Partikeln. Manchmal finden sie Wüstensand oder Ostseesalz." (SZ-Online, 10.07.2015)

MDR-Echt: Aerosolforschung in Melpitz. aus: "Urgewalt Blitz - Wenn der Himmel explodiert" (Wissensmagazin "Echt", MDR-FERNSEHEN, 14.07.2015, 21:15-21:45 Uhr) &