Partner 2: IFU - Fraunhofer-Institut für Atmosphärische
Principal investigator: Thomas Trickl
IFU (Fraunhofer-Institut für Atmosphärische Umweltforschung) is an institute of the German research organization Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft. Major fields of research are biosphere-atmosphere interactions, the investigation of the origin, transport and fate of atmospheric trace constituents, the long-term behaviour and trend of climatologically relevant atmospheric substances, and the development of relevant instrumentation. The development and application of remote-sensing techniques is part of these activities. Currently, a total of five stationary and mobile lidar system are operated for aerosol and ozone research.
IFU has been operating a network of mountain-based atmospheric monitoring stations over several decades in a height range up to 2962 m a.s.l. which ideally complement the remote-sensing instrumentation. For STACCATO mostly the ozone, 7Be, CO and humidity measurements at the Zugspitze summit will be used.
The personnel budget is shared by three scientists who perform, evaluate and analyse the lidar (ozone, aerosol) and station (ozone, 7Be, humidity and CO) measurements. The most important consumables are laser gases, laser replacement parts, replacement optics and electronics, filters and calibration gases and sources. The travel money will be used for the project workshops and selected conferences within Europe.
Involvement in other EU projects
VOTALP (Vertical Ozone Transports in the Alps) II