Atmospheric Composition & Chemical Processes: Instruments

InstrumentAbbreviationDescriptionContacts
Global Hawk In-flight turbulence Sensor GHIS autonomous instrument to detect 2-axis local accelerations caused by turbulence and local vibrations, measure local air temperature and pressure, and measure the voltage of the aircraft DC power on the NASA Global Hawk Unmanned Aircraft System (GH UAS) Ru-Shan Gao, Laurel Watts, Steve Ciciora inside of GHIS GHIS
Ozone Photometer O3 autonomous, precise, and accurate ozone measurements in the upper troposphere and lower stratosphere (UT/LS) from airborne platforms including the NASA Global Hawk Unmanned Aircraft System (GH UAS) 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 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
Laser Induced Fluorescence - Sulfur Dioxide SO2 autonomous instrument for quantification of sulfur dioxide at single-part per trillion mixing ratios in the upper troposphere and lower stratosphere (UT/LS) from airborne platforms, including the NASA WB-57 and NASA Global Hawk Unmanned Aircraft System (GH UAS) Andrew Rollins, Troy Thornberry, Laurel Watts, Steve Ciciora WB-57 SO2 instrument installation SO2 instrument GH preflight
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