Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss., 10, 14947-14968, 2010
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The Eyjafjallajökull eruption in April 2010 – detection of volcanic plume using in-situ measurements, ozone sondes and a new generation ceilometer network
H. Flentje, H. Claude, T. Elste, S. Gilge, U. Köhler, C. Plass-Dülmer, W. Steinbrecht, W. Thomas, A. Werner, and W. Fricke
Deutscher Wetterdienst, Meteorologisches Observatorium Hohenpeissenberg, 82383 Hohenpeissenberg, Albin-Schwaiger-Weg 10, Germany

Abstract. Volcanic emissions from the Eyjafjallajökull volcano on the Southern fringe of Iceland were detected at different places in Germany by means of in-situ measurements, ozone sondes and a dense network of ceilometers of the German Meteorological Service (DWD). In-situ measurements of sulphur dioxide and particulate matter were performed at the Global Atmosphere Watch (GAW) station Zugspitze/Hohenpeissenberg. At Hohenpeissenberg, a number of reactive gases, e.g. sulphuric acid, carbon monoxide and nitrogen oxides were additionally measured during the period of interest. Also ozone sondes were launched at Hohenpeissenberg in the pre-alpine area. A newly established network of ceilometers (Jenoptik CHM15K) at currently 36 meteorological stations in Germany provided the temporal evolution of emissions over Germany. The sensitivity of these instruments with respect to atmospheric aerosols further allowed the inversion of gathered backscatter profiles, and aerosol extinction coefficients and particle mass concentration were finally obtained.

Citation: Flentje, H., Claude, H., Elste, T., Gilge, S., Köhler, U., Plass-Dülmer, C., Steinbrecht, W., Thomas, W., Werner, A., and Fricke, W.: The Eyjafjallajökull eruption in April 2010 – detection of volcanic plume using in-situ measurements, ozone sondes and a new generation ceilometer network, Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss., 10, 14947-14968, doi:10.5194/acpd-10-14947-2010, 2010.
 
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