HALO - High Altitude and LOng Range Research Aircraft

funded by DFG


Our group is coordinating the DFG Priority Program: HALO-SPP 1294 on "Atmospheric and Earth System Research with HALO". The SPP coordinates activities by German universities that are funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation). The HALO-SPP 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 and 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. Details on the HALO-SPP are provided on the HALO-SPP webpage:

External Webpage of HALO-SPP -

Within the HALO-SPP, our group participates in different missions that partly are coordinated by LIM. Our scientific aim using HALO is to investigate the radiative effects of different clouds regimes. We operate spectral solar remote sensing intruments including the SMART-Albedometer which allows to measure spectral up- und downward solar flux densities and thus provides a measure of cloud radiative effects. Detailed information on the specific scientific aims of the indicidual HALO mission are provided here:

NAWDEX North Atlantic Waveguide and Downstream Impact Experiment NAWDEX Logo
NARVAL I & II Next-generation Aircraft Remote-Sensing for Validation Studies) NARVAL Logo
Aerosol, Cloud, Precipitation, and Radiation Interactions and Dynamics of Convective Cloud Systems Cloud processes of the main precipitation systems in Brazil: A contribution to cloud resolving modeling and to the GPM (GlobAl Precipitation Measurement) ACRIDICON Logo
ML-Cirrus Mid-Latitude CIRRUS experiment on Formation, Lifetime, Properties and Radiative Impact of Mid–Latitude Cirrus and Contrail Cirrus
OMO Oxidation Mechanism Observations OMO Logo

Last modification on 2017/4/04 by Gunda Nitzsche