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instrument layout for NOAA WP-3D Orion aircraft

Download N43RF Instrument Layout PDF file (latest version 16 March 2015)


Location Abbreviation Full name Description PI Affiliation

Sta. FD

LTI

Low Turbulence Inlet

decelerating inlet to provide sample air to aerosol instruments in fuselage

Chuck Brock

NOAA ESRL

Sta. 2

UHSAS

ultrahigh sensitivity aerosol size spectrometer

counts and sizes 0.07-1.0 μm aerosol particles; samples from LTI

Chuck Brock

NOAA ESRL

Sta. 2

YAS

Yale Adsorbent Sampler

Adsorbent cartridge sampling for large hydrocarbons

Drew Gentner

Yale University

Sta. 2

ISAF

Laser Induced Fluorescence

formaldehyde (HCHO)

Frank Keutsch / Tom Hanisco, Glen Wolfe

University of Wisconsin / NASA

Sta. 3

H2S, CH4

Picarro

H2S and CH4 with IR laser absorption in a high-finesse cavity

Environment Canada

Sta. 3

I- CIMS

acid Chemical Ionization Mass Spectrometer

organic and inorganic acids using chemical ionization mass spectrometry with acetate as reagent ion

Joel Thornton

University of Washington

Sta. C3X

NO/NO2/NOy/O3

nitrogen oxides and ozone

chemiluminescence detection with photolytic or catalytic conversion

Steve Sjostedt, Tom Ryerson

NOAA ESRL

Sta. 4

PAN CIMS

PeroxyAcyl Nitrate Chemical Ionization Mass Spectrometer

PANs using chemical ionization mass spectrometry with I- as reagent ion

Patrick Veres, Jim Roberts

NOAA ESRL

Sta. 5

ethane

ethane

Aerodyne ethane analyzer

Jeff Peischl, Tom Ryerson

NOAA ESRL

Sta. 5

CH4, CO2

Picarro

CO2 and methane with IR laser absorption in a high-finesse cavity

Jeff Peischl, Tom Ryerson

NOAA ESRL

Sta. 6a

SO2

sulfur dioxide

SO2 using pulsed UV fluorescence

John Holloway

NOAA ESRL

Sta. 6b

ACES

Airborne Cavity Enhanced Spectrometer

Glyoxal using Cavity Enhanced Absorption Spectroscopy

Kyle Zarzana, Rebecca Washenfelder

NOAA ESRL

Sta. 7

HNO3 CIMS

nitric, formic, and nitrous acids Chemical ionization mass spectrometer

nitric acid, formic acid, and nitrous acid using chemical ionization mass spectrometry with iodide as reagent ion

Andy Neuman

NOAA ESRL

Sta. 7

NH3 CIMS

NH3 Chemical Ionization Mass Spectrometer

Ammonia using chemical ionization mass spectrometry with the protonated acetone dimer as reagent ion

Scott Eilerman

NOAA ESRL

Dual passenger

NOxCARD

NOx cavity ringdown absorption spectrometer

NOx/NOy/O3 in laser absorption in high-finesse cavities

Robert Wild

NOAA ESRL

Sta. 8

H3O+CIMS

H3O+ Chemical Ionization Mass Spectrometer

various VOCs using chemical ionization mass spectrometer using H3O+ as reagent ion

Bin Yuan, Abby Koss

NOAA ESRL

AMPS pod

NMASS

Nucleation Mode Aerosol Size Spectrometer

0.004-0.07 nm aerosol particles number and size

Chuck Brock

NOAA ESRL

AMPS pod

iWAS2

Whole Air Sampler

hydrocarbons, alkyl nitrates and halocarbons using canister samples for immediate GC-MS analysis

Jessica Gilman, Brian Lerner

NOAA ESRL

CO pod

CO

carbon monoxide

CO using vacuum UV resonance fluorescence

John Holloway

NOAA ESRL