To all our colleagues, co-workers, customers, and friends a Merry Christmas and
all the best for 2012!
This year Santa Claus takes care about the environment by surveying ship plumes with our GERY.
For more information please refer to our field campaigns-page IGPS.
Your enviscope team.
The idea of our partner and contractor KIT (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology) to regularly measure air quality in urban areas on top of a tramway has been awarded in the german wide competition “Deutschland – Land der Ideen”. The project AERO-TRAM was one of 365 selected landmarks in the “Land of Ideas” in the year 2011.
We are glad that we have been able to realize this great idea on behalf of the KIT – Institute for Meteorology and Climate Research and to meet the technical challenges within this project. Please visit our AERO-TRAM page for more details.
On May 25, just in the beginning of the DENCHAR In-Flight Intercomparison Campaign (DENCHAR IFCC), volcanic ash from the eruption of Grimsvötn influenced the Airspace of Germany.
On behalf of the German Weather Service (DWD) enviscope performed a measuring flight in the Northern Part of Germany using the Learjet 35A D-CGFD. The aircraft was equipped with a set of instruments provided by the DENCHAR partners and an installation designed by enviscope for surveillance tasks of the German Weather Service.
During the flight no critical ash concentrations were detected and no indications were found to continue the partial blocking of the airspace.
On behalf of the German Weather Service (DWD) enviscope performed measuring flights to control the radioactivity in the upper atmosphere after the accidental release at Fukushima. The flights were performed using a special mission Learjet 35A of our partner GFD.
The first measurements were performed on March, 23 flying between the North Sea and the Alpes and along the coastal line. In heights between 15.000 and 30.000 ft no enhanced values of airborne radionuclides could be measured. The flight track is given below.
On March, 30 two additional flights took place. This time enhanced values of Iodine-131 have been detected.
The sampled gas probes as well as the aerosol probes collected on filters using a ‘High Volume Sampler’ have been analyzed in laboratories of the German Weather Service.
Some of the results are published on the web-site of DWD.
If you are interested in joining our team, please have a look to our actual job offers.