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Tropospheric Chemistry: Instruments

MABEL CO experiment

MABEL CO experiment.

MABEL (Mobile Atmosphere-Biosphere Environmental Laboratory) CO (Carbon Monoxide)

Principle of the Measurement

Vacuum-UV resonance fluorescence

Species Measured


Time Response / Detection Limit

1 second / 1 ppbv


AeroLaser AL-5002 (modified)

Field Projects

  • NEAQS-ITCT 2004
  • Mesa 2005
  • TexAQS 2006
  • ICEALOT 2008
  • NORAA 2008
  • CalNex 2010


Brian Lerner

Key Publications

Lerner, B.M., P.C. Murphy, E. J. Williams, Field Measurements of Small Marine Craft Gaseous Emission Factors during NEAQS 2004 and TexAQS 2006, Environ. Sci. Technol., 43(21), 8213-8219, doi:10.1021/es901191p, 2009.