Atmosphären- und Erdsystemforschung mit dem Forschungsflug- zeug HALO
DFG Priority Program: HALO-SPP 1294
The Priority Program SPP 1294 "Atmospheric and Earth System Research with HALO” – "High Altitude and LOng Range Research Aircraft" - is funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation). It supports research for the investigation of atmospheric and Earth system related processes.
HALO is a Gulfstream G-550 aircraft specifically equipped with numerous in situ and remote sensing instruments. It enables measurements up to an altitude of 15 km within a range of 9000 km; HALO may carry an instrumental payload of up to 3 tons.
These features allow to study important scientific questions with regard to atmospheric chemistry, atmospheric physics, climate research, satellite validations, and Earth system observations. It enables the university-based atmospheric and Earth system research community in Germany in partnership with colleagues from the national research centers to perform state-of-the-art science utilizing HALO as a unique infrastructure.
HALO brings together scientists from a wide variety of disciplines including physics, chemistry, meteorology, geosciences, mathematics, informatics, engineering and others to maximize the scientific output and to carry out multi-disciplinary research.