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Eyjafjallajokull Volcanic Ash Cloud: Airborne Meteorology and Chemistry flight summaries from the EUFAR operators SAFIRE and DLR

Update Frequency: Not Planned
Latest Data Update: 2010-04-23
Status: Completed
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Published
Publication Date: 2010-04-23
Download Stats: last 12 months
Dataset Size: 6 Files | 2MB


The Icelandic Volcano, Eyjafjallajokull, started erupting on 14th April 2010. The volcanic ash cloud produced covered much of Northern Europe for several weeks causing extensive disruption to air travel. The UK and European atmospheric communities had many instruments - both airborne and ground-based, remote sensing and in-situ - taking measurements of the ash cloud throughout this period. This dataset contains summaries of meteorology and chemistry measurements from the EUFAR operators SAFIRE Falcon and ATR 42 aircraft 19th to 21st April 2010 and DLR Falcon Flight on 19 April 2010

Citable as:  SAFIRE Service des Avions Francais Instrumentés pour la Recherche en Environnement; DLR German Institute for Atmospheric Physics (2010): Eyjafjallajokull Volcanic Ash Cloud: Airborne Meteorology and Chemistry flight summaries from the EUFAR operators SAFIRE and DLR. NCAS British Atmospheric Data Centre, date of citation.
Abbreviation: Not defined
Keywords: Eyjafjallajokull, aircraft, EUFAR, DLR, SAFIRE


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A copy of these data were made available to the British Atmospheric Data Centre (BADC) to assist the academic community during this volcanic ash event.

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Mobile Platform Operation 1 Eyjafjallajokull volcanic ash cloud NERC DO228-101 D-CALM Aircraft flight details
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