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GLORIA has been operated on the German research aircraft HALO and on the Russian high altitude aircraft Geophysica. The following missions have been performed so far:

  • The ESSenCe (ESA Sounder Campaign) mission in Nov/Dec. 2011 from Kiruna, Sweden with Geophysica

  • The combined TACTS/ESMVal (Transport And Composition in the UT/LMS - Earth System Model Validation) mission in Aug/Sept 2012 from Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany with HALO

  • The combined POLSTRACC (Polar Stratosphere in a Changing Climate), GW-LCYCLE (Gravity Wave Life Cycle Experiment) and SALSA (Seasonality of Air Mass Transport and Origin in the Lowermost Stratosphere) missions in Dec. 2015 - March 2016 from Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany and Kiruna, Sweden with HALO

  • The STRATOCLIM (Stratospheric and upper tropospheric processes for better climate predictions) missions in Sept. 2016 from Kalamata, Greece and in July/August 2017 from Kathmandu, Nepal with Geophysica

  • The WISE (Wave-driven Isentropic Exchange) mission in September/October 2017 from Shannon, Ireland with HALO

  • The SouthTRAC campaign from September until November 2019 from Tierra del Fuego (Río Grande), Argentina with HALO