IOP Overview

Overview IOPs, Research Flights

IOP Date RF Falcon Falcon Aims RF HALO HALO Aims Coordination
1 17/09/2016 RF01, RF02 Waveguide near WCB outflow, Overflight South Uist RF01 Waveguide near WCB outflow, Overflight Chilbolton, Smart Calibration Pattern, Radar Calibration Pattern at 2 FLs HALO & Falcon south and east of Icleand
2 21/09/2016 RF03 Waveguide near WCB outflow RF02 Waveguide near WCB outflow northwest of Iceland, WCB ascent south of Icleand related to cyclone Ursula HALO & Falcon northwest of Iceland
3 23/09/2016 RF04 Waveguide near WCB outflow RF03 Waveguide near WCB outflow, WCB ascent over easter North Atlantic related to cyclone Vladiana HALO & Falcon southeast of Iceland
HALO & FAAM BAE-146 North of Ireland
4 26/09/2016 --- --- RF04 WCB acent, tropopause fold, intensifying Ex-TC Karl
5 27/09/2016 RF 05 Strong jetstream with cut-off and the remnants of Karl above, RF05 Strong moisture Transport upstream of HIW predicted to Impact UK and Southern Scandinavia, PV Cut-off, Tropopause fold and remnants of Ex-Karl closer to Iceland flight with FAAM-BAE 146 North of Scotland(low-level, dropsonde leg)
28/09/2016 RF06 Calibration flight
6 01/10/2016 RF06 Flight cancelled after 1 hour due to technical problems
7 02/10/2016 RF07 WCB outflow near Iceland: Box flight with tropopause Jet stream crossing German Falcon and French Falcon (3/4 of the Box + dropsondes)
8 04/10/2016 RF08, RF09 Jetstream crossing east and south of Iceland
9 06/10/2016 RF07 TPV structure near Newfoundland
10 09/10/2016 RF10 Wind over Iceland RF08 PV streamer, WCB ascent realted to cyclone Sanchez, Ra-Li Comparisons Coordination with D-Falcon & 2*F-Falcon
11 10/10/2016 RF09 PV streamer and cyclone Sanchez
12 13/10/2016 Falcon flights cancelled RF10 Ridge Building northern North Atlantic, CAT, orograpgic gravity waves over Iceland, Andoya Overflight Coordination with F-Falcon
13 14/10/2016 RF11 Ra-Lidar Observations, Aircraft coordination, A-Train Coordination with F-Falcon, FAAM BAE
14 15/10/2016 RF11, RF12 Falcon Calibration flights RF12 TPV over New Foundland, GPM underflight
15 18/10/2016 RF13, RF12 Back Transfer with Jet-Crossing RF13 Coordinated jet-crossing, PV cut-off over UK with asent over North Sea, Overflight of Jülich Coordination with F-Falcon


RF Number of dropped sondes (losses)
01 11 (1)
02 14
03 21
04 27 (2)
05 22 (2)
07 19
09 21 (2)
10 25
11 7
12 11
13 17
Total 195

specMACS data overview

specMACS quicklook data for the whole NAWDEX campaign can be found here:

NAWDEX_aims_IOPs_matrix.pptx (65.7 KB) Andreas Schäfler, 09/24/2016 11:54 AM

NAWDEX_aims_IOPs_matrix.png (61.8 KB) Andreas Schäfler, 10/13/2016 09:57 PM