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HALO Sets Off for the North Pole

5 January 2016 – Between January and March 2016, the research aircraft HALO will be taking off from Kiruna in Sweden for flights over the polar sea towards Greenland and the North Pole. Climatologists, including researchers from Forschungszentrum Jülich, will be making extensive measurements in the tropopause region at altitudes from about 7 to 17 kilometres. The aim of the POLSTRACC campaign (Polar Stratosphere in a Changing Climate) is to better understand the processes that influence ozone and other climate-relevant trace gases in the Arctic tropopause region in winter.

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