Volcanic Ash meets DENCHAR IFCC

05.08.2011

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.