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  • 9 February 2012 - The next aircraft campaign is being planned for end of April this year. A new Picarro instrument for CO2 and CH4 will be embarked.
  • 30 January 2012 - A recent paper by Engvall Stjernberg et al. published in Tellus B shows the importance of the Siberian forests as a sink for tropospheric ozone. The study uses strong correlations between low ozone concentrations measured during YAK-AEROSIB and other programmes (TROICA, ZOTTO) and the spatially integrated footprints from the FLEXPART LPDM.
  • 15 October 2011 - The CLIMSLIP (Climate impacts of short-lived pollutants in the polar regions) project has been accepted for funding by the French agency ANR. The project is coordinated by LATMOS and LSCE is a partner. Within CLIMSLIP a YAK aircraft campaign is planned for the summer 2013. Methane measurements are to be used in a modelling exercise including regional flux estimation from inverse modelling.
  • 7 June 2011 - The agreement establishing the YAK AEROSIB collaboration as a “Joint International Laboratory” (LIA, Laboratoire International Associé) for the next 4 years has been signed in Moscow by the YAK AEROSIB partners including CNRS and the Russian Academy of Sciences ( see more at CNRS website ). The previous term of the collaboration has been carried out under the “GDRE” scheme.
  • May 2011 - A new aircraft (Tupolev 134, Tu-134) has been selected by the Institute of Atmospheric Optics for the following YAK-AEROSIB campaigns. The Tu-134 has a cruise speed of 750 km/h, max altitude 11900 m, and an autonomy of 1900 km. It will fly up to 7000 m for the next campaign, in order to ensure the adaptation of the specially designed inlets to the new aircraft.















  • February 2011 - Generali France decided to sponsor the next YAK-AEROSIB campaign. We would like to thank them warmly for this strong support.
  • 15 December 2010 - Results from the 6th YAK-AEROSIB campaign presented at AGU [slides]
  • September 2010 - “Année France-Russie” French-Russian cooperation meeting at CNRS, with summary of the 2003-2010 period for YAK and future perspectives [ pdf ] [ slides ]
  • June 2010 - YAK Arctic data shown at Oslo IPY International Science Conference
  • April 2010 - YAK-6 campaign completed mid April. New CH4 measurements.
  • 30 November - 1 December - Polarcat-France meeting (Paris)
  • 2-6 June 2009 - Polarcat workshop in U New Hampshire, Durham
  • 22 April 2009 - Poster on 2008 summer campaign results (forest fire plumes) at EGU on wednesday at XY204
  • 4 March 2009 - POLARCAT workshop in DLR/Oberpfaffenhofen (JD Paris), with the first results from the YAK/POLARCAT summer campaigns.
  • 4 December 2008 - Participation to the “french” POLARCAT meeting in Jussieu (B Belan, M Arshinov, JD Paris)
  • 2 December 2008 - PhD Defence by JD Paris, in Jussieu, on the YAK-AEROSIB data interpretation and analysis. get slides here: [ pdf ] (16Mb), thesis here [ pdf ] (18Mb).
  • 29 July 2008 - End of the July '08 campaigns!
  • 6 June 2008 - July '08 campaigns (YAK/POLARCAT) quick fact sheet (instruments, trajectory, …): download fact sheet [ pdf ].
  • 14 May 2008 - Third science meeting to take place in Kislovodsk, Russia on September 25, 2008.
  • 4 Sept 2007 - YAK-3 campaign completed succesfully. The campaign took place on 17-18-20 August 2007, using the usual flight plan.
  • 26 June 2007 - YAK 2nd Science Meeting. Download report: [ pdf ].

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