Carbon balance field campaign at Jungfraujoch in 2022

Aerosol and trace gas observations at the high altitude research station Jungfraujoch in the Swiss Alps are continuously performed by the Paul Scherrer Institute and by Empa as part of the Global Atmosphere Watch program of the World Meteorological Organization as well as the Aerosol, Clouds and Trace Gas Research Infrastructure (ACTRIS). These are complemented with intense field campaigns, addressing specific research questions on a regular basis.

During late summer, air masses arise from the lower free troposphere with intermittent planetary boundary layer influence to the altitudes of Jungfraujoch. In addition, aged biomass burning plumes from North America and the Iberian Peninsula are often observed to reach the Jungfraujoch observatory during this time. We therefore consider mid-August to late September as the most interesting season to study the atmospheric carbon balance.

Therefore, we invite researchers with experimental expertise in quantification and speciation of gaseous and particle bound organic carbon to join a campaign at the Jungfraujoch site in August and September 2022 with the aim to achieve a complete carbon balance in the atmosphere in conditions in both the free troposphere along with influences of the planetary boundary layer.

Application deadline: TNA call open until 15 November 2021

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