SHIVA - Stratospheric Ozone: Halogen Impacts in a Varying Atmosphere


Deutsches Zentrum für Luft und Raumfahrt, Germany (DLR)


The DLR, the German Aerospace Center, includes 25 research institutes in the fields of air and space research, energy technology and transportation. DLR runs major research facilities including research aircraft, satellite receiving stations, wind tunnels, and others. The DLR is a national, non-profit research organization, mainly funded by the Federal Government of Germany. The DLR Flight Department operates the new German research aircraft HALO. The DLR-Institute of Atmospheric Physics, in Oberpfaffenhofen near Munich performs research in atmospheric dynamics, atmospheric trace species, remote sensing and cloud physics, and lidar technology. Major topics of research include: sources, transport, transformation, and distribution of trace species at regional and global scales, ozone depletion, climate change, meteorology, and atmospheric impact of emissions from different transport modes.

Tasks within SHIVA:

  • Operation of the HALO aircraft
  • Preparation of the HALO campaign and support of flight planning
  • Measurements of NO, HNO3, PAN, NOy, HCl, SO2 from HALO
  • Measurements of meteorological parameters (p, t, rel. humidity, wind) from HALO

Involved scientists:

  • Dr. Hans Schlager

    phone: +49/8153/282510

  • Dr. Helmut Ziereis


  • Dr. Christiane Voigt


  • Dr. Andreas Dörnbrack
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