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Please read here personal contributions by EUREC4A participants.

Opens external link in new windowHave a look here at the blog of the research cruise MSM89 of RV MARIA S. MERIAN.

 

A month at Ragged Point: A tale of sea spray, dust and organics

Dust: Sounds boring, right? You’re probably thinking about vacuum cleaners or something equally dull (sorry vacuum cleaner fans). But the airborne…

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Cloud shadows

What will happen to the cloud shadows as the climate changes? People may care because hot days become a bit more pleasant when clouds block the sun…

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My first time flying in circles

On Friday January 31, I had the opportunity to fly on HALO, the German Gulfstream-V. This was my first flight on HALO, and only my 3rd research flight…

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Releasing Robots

The 23rd January 2020 proved to be a rather eventful day for the University of East Anglia (UEA) team on the R/V Meteor. After delays due to rough…

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Radar Raising

On Saturday, we had a ‘radar raising’ of the PoldiRad radar on the east coast of Barbados, designed to measure the life cycle of precipitation cells…

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What comes before a cloud? ... and what follows a cloud?

In many cases, clear (non-cloudy) air that subsequently forms a cloud is moister and more buoyant than its surroundings. It rises and cools until the…

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Day 5 & 6: Measurements on and off board of L'Atalante

Have a look at the photos.

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A busy Saturday at the Barbados Cloud Observatory

Radiosonde launch by Maximilian Ringle, © Peter Blossey

Today, I got to see where the seed of EUREC4A was planted almost ten years ago: the Barbados Cloud Observatory (BCO). With the campaign starting…

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A visit to the R/V Meteor

Sebastian (left) and Joe (right) with Picarro water vapor isotope analyser, © Peter Blossey

As a scientist who has been using computer models to study clouds like those over Barbados for more than a decade, it has been wonderful to be able to…

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HALO is getting ready for EUREC4A!

© MPI-M

On Monday morning on 16th of December, just one and a half weeks before Christmas, the final instrument integration on the High Altitude and LOng…

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Let's do it!

This week, a group of around 80 ambitious senior scientists and PhD students from various institutes from all over the world met in a small conference…

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