Measurement campaign carried out at Villum Research Station.

2018.11.21 | Klaus Condé Christensen

PAMARCMiP 2018: Privatfoto

PAMARCMiP 2018: Privatfoto

In the period from March 10 to April 08 in 2018, an intense measurement campaign PAMARCMiP (Polar Airborne Measurements and Arctic Regional Climate Model Simulation Project) was carried out at Villum Research Station, Station Nord, North Greenland.

This field study was a collaborative project between AWI (Alfred Wegener Institute of Polar and Marine Research, Bremerhaven, Germany), LIM (Leipzig Institute for Meteorology, University of Leipzig, Germany), AU-ENVS (Aarhus University, Department of Environmental Science, Roskilde, Denmark), EPS (Department of Earth and Planetary Science, University of Tokyo, Japan),  TROPOS (Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research, Leipzig, Germany), IMAU (University of Utrecht, Netherlands) , IPA (Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany), FZJ (Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany), and IUP (Institute for Environmental Physics, University of Bremen, Germany).

A major goal of this study was to understand the interaction between sea ice properties, aerosols and clouds. For this reason the field study was designed to cover ground-based measurements, and airborne measurements by research aircrafts and tethered balloons.

Special focus was on the short-term variability on aerosols and black carbon in the atmosphere and in snow. In total, about 30 scientists and technicians were involved in the study at VRS.

The study also included about 70 flight hours with the polar research aircraft POLAR 5 from AWI.

For further information on existing data and corresponding collaborative possibilities, please contact Dr. Andreas Herber (