Greetings from Svalbard, at a latitude of 78° North. Our cloud campaign, part of (AC)³ project, is about to come to an end. During more than 80 flight hours for each research airplane, Polar 5 and Polar 6, we have sampled very different and exciting cloud situations. While Polar 5 takes care of the remote sensing measurements, Polar 6 flies inside the clouds, mostly collocated with Polar 5. We also overflew the Research Vessel Polarstern (see photo). With only a couple of flights left, the campaign is nearly finished. We are confident that the collected dataset will take us to relevant scientific results. So far, the campaign has been awesome and it has let us experience the grandeur of the Arctic (for instance, flying above the glaciers was amazing!).
Tobias Donth and Elena Ruiz (University of Leipzig)