The Zeppelin will depart tomorrow at 8:30 am for the transfer back to Friedrichshafen. It is expected to land in Skavsta, Sweden, in the early afternoon. Watch the life tracker: http://zeppelin.iek.fz-juelich.de/zeppelinlocation/.
Friday, 14 June 2013
We are ready for flying back to Friedrichshafen. We packed our stuff and sent everything we don’t need during the transfer back to Friedrichshafen or Jülich. The rest is already distributed onto two vans which will accompany the Zeppelin during the transfer back. At the moment we are waiting for easterly winds for the Zeppelin to cross the Baltic Sea to Sweden.
Monday, 10 June 2013
On Saturday, we flew with the SOA package into the night to observe the particle growth and change of particle properties during formation of atmospheric layers. The flight started at 10 p.m. before sunset and ended at 2 a.m. in the morning when it was almost dark. Heavy instruments were removed afterwards. On Sunday, we prepared the Nucleation flight for Monday morning.
|The Zeppelin with the mast truck at 2 a.m. in the morning|
Saturday, 8 June 2013
The Zeppelin started at 7:00 in the morning to observe new particle formation close to Jämijärvi.
The flight with the nucleation package will continue until noon. For tonight, a flight with the SOA cabin layout is scheduled to start at 10 p.m.
Friday, 7 June 2013
Yesterday we had three successful flights with the photochemistry package.We started at 6:10 had two tank stops and were flying until 2 pm when severe thunderstorms stopped us. Just when the Zeppelin was on the mast and we had the heaviest racks built out it started to rain cats and dogs. For Friday morning, all flights were cancelled.
|Zeppelin over Lake Näsi|
Thursday, 6 June 2013
The Zeppelin is on its way to the four lakes south of Jämi. It is planned to do a tank stop and a break afterwards and exchange pilots and operators. Flying as long as possible will provide the opportunity to monitor the development of air masses over the day with the Photochemistry package.
Tuesday, 4 June 2013
On Monday, the Zeppelin was equipped with the nucleation package to study new particle formation over Hyytiälä. After returning, we built out instruments to install the photochemistry package. The scheduled starting time was 6:30 a.m. this morning. However, at first it was too foggy to fly, and afterwards heavy thunderstorms came up. Again, racks were taken out of the Zeppelin. On 7:45 a.m. all flights were cancelled for today. We hope for better flight conditions tomorrow.
|Today, no Zeppelin flying, (and no skiing).|