From Dirk (ESA) – Carbonexp campaign, Greece, 1 September
Today, more observations of aerosols over the Aegean Sea will be made from another flight in support of a project funded by the European Facility for Airborne Research.
This gives us time to work on the data from the yesterday's flight and also to start planning the next flight on Saturday.
As far as we can judge, all the measurement instruments on the aircraft worked well and the downward-looking lidar has yielded the first plot of aerosols.
The aerosols can be seen as a light yellow layer around 7000–8000 ft, which corresponds to about 2100–2500m above the ground.
It is thicker at the beginning of the plot and follows the ground – clearly visible in bright yellow. This is a typical example of an aerosol layer we are looking for.
The flight conditions during this flight were good, but we hope to get even better conditions with more aerosols for the next flight.