The recent eruption of the Icelandic volcano Grimsvötn has again elucidated that airborne measurements of the volcanic ash concentration are important for the validation of forecasts of ash transport into the European airspace.
The Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) of the UK Met Office
has charged DLR with respective measurements using the Falcon aircraft in case of any further eruption of Grimsvötn.
Picture: Iceland Met Office
Dr. Hans Schlager
German Aerospace Center
Institute of Atmospheric Physics
Tel.: +49 8153 282510
Fax: +49 8153 281841