OMO: Measurement Flights Over the Asian Monsoon Region
Jülich/Oberpfaffenhofen, 17 July 2015 – On 21 July, the research aircraft HALO, operated by the German Aerospace Center (DLR), will take off towards Cyprus, the Maldives, and India. Among others, it carries twelve instruments for the airborne measuring campaign OMO (Oxidation Mechanism Observations). With the project, climate researchers want to study how pollutant emissions on the Earth’s surface and their transport to high altitudes (convection) affect the atmosphere’s ability to chemically cleanse itself. Jülich troposphere researchers are also involved in the project.