Atmospheric Composition & Chemical Processes: Instruments

InstrumentAbbreviationDescriptionContacts
Single Particle Soot Photometer SP2 and HD-SP2 The SP2 is an aerosol instrument that quantifies, for individual particles, the refractory black carbon (rBC) mass content, the particle optical size, and detects and presence of materials internally mixed with the rBC. It is an extremely sensitive instrument that is also highly insensitive to changes in the morphology and mixing state of the rBC. A dry and humidified SP2 have been paired to create the Humidified-Dual SP2 (HD-SP2), which can quantify water uptake by the materials internally mixed with rBC. Joshua Schwarz, Ru-Shan Gao inside of SP2 SP2 in the rack on the P3
Wide-band Integrated Bioaerosol Sensor WIBS measures size and fluorescence from individual particles of size 0.8 - 10 µm Anne Perring WIBS in the lab WIBS in the lab
Water Vapor Chemical Ionization Mass Spectrometer WV-CIMS precisely and accurately measures the low water vapor mixing ratios in the upper troposphere and lower stratospher (UT/LS) from high altitude research aircraft Troy Thornberry, Ru-Shan Gao, Laurel Watts, Steve Ciciora, Andrew Rollins SP2 and CIMS ready for aircraft installation
Ozone Photometer O3 autonomous, precise, and accurate ozone measurements in the upper troposphere and lower stratosphere (UT/LS) Ru-Shan Gao, Troy Thornberry, Laurel Watts, Steve Ciciora SP2 over O3 installed on the aircraft SP2 over O3 on the cart in the lab
UAS Ozone Photometer UAS O3 autonomous, precise, and accurate ozone measurements in the upper troposphere and lower stratosphere (UT/LS) onboard the NASA Global Hawk Unmanned Aircraft System (GH UAS) Ru-Shan Gao, Troy Thornberry, Laurel Watts, Steve Ciciora UAS O3
Printed Optical Particle Spectrometer POPS measures aerosol concentration and aerosol particle sizes, which are important for determining the interactions of the particles with light and hence their effects on climate Ru-Shan Gao POPS