The flight track data in ascii format are available for download (see below at end).
A compilation of the flight tracks is shown in Figure 1. Flight track data in ascii format including timestamp (UTC), position data (longitude, latitude), ambient pressure, pressure altitude are available for download on this page. We invite the community to provide further observational data and model results for the general measurement area and/or the particular flight routes to the DLR mission PI (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Table 1 lists information on the Falcon flights (including takeoff/landing times and a short mission objective).
Table 1. List of Falcon flights for the DLR volcanic ash missions in April/May 2010
The instrumentation of the DLR Falcon is listed in Table 2.
Table 2. Falcon instrumentation for the DLR volcanic ash missions in April/May 2010
Remote sensing instrument
Aerosol in-situ instruments
Trace gas in situ instruments
PCASP-100X, FSSP-300, 2 D-C, and GPaC instruments were mounted under the wings of the aircraft. All other instruments are operated in the cabin. Sample air inlets are mounted in the fuselage on the top of the aircraft. The lidar was downward looking.
Data from the instruments listed in Table 2 are available for all flights with following exceptions: Impactor sampling and SO2 detector were not flown on the first flight. The dewpoint hygrometer was only flown between April 22 and May 3, 2010. The GPaC instrument sampled particles successfully only on May 2. The 2D-C probe was added for all flights from April 29 onwards.
CMET_positionsfiles.zip (1.9 MByte; 17 zipped ascii files with flight track of DLR Falcon)