VISITORS: Effective 21 July 2014, Visitor Center Security will no longer accept IDs from some US states for site access. Please see security procedures for details.
 

WP-3D Instrumentation

The science instrument payload is geared to supply information on the project science questions by studying daytime photochemistry, nighttime chemistry, aerosol composition and size distribution, the driving radiation fluxes, transport and chemical conversion.

2004 instrument layout for NOAA WP-3D Orion aircraft

Parameter Method Investigator Data ID
Aircraft Position various NOAA AOC AircraftPos
Meteorological Conditions various NOAA AOC AircraftMet
Aircraft Miscellaneous various NOAA AOC AircraftMis
Ozone (O3) NO/O3 Chemiluminescence Tom Ryerson NOAA AL O3 (formerly NOyOzone)
Nitric Oxide (NO) NO/O3 Chemiluminescence NOy Ryerson NOAA AL NOy (formerly NOyOzone)
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) Photolysis & NO/O3 Chemiluminescence Tom Ryerson NOAA AL NOy (formerly NOyOzone)
Total Nitrogen Oxides (NOy) Au Converter & NO/O3 Chemiluminescence Tom Ryerson NOAA AL NOy (formerly NOyOzone)
In-situ volatile organic compounds (VOCs) Proton Transfer Reaction Mass Spectrometer, PTRMS Joost de Gouw NOAA AL VOCsPTRMS
Canister volatile organic compounds (VOCs) Canister Sampling, GC/FID, GC-MS Elliot Atlas, U. Miami VOCsWAS
Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Non-Dispersive InfraRed (NDIR) Arlyn Andrews, Pieter Tans NOAA CMDL; James Smith AOS CO2
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) VUV Resonance Fluorescence John Holloway NOAA AL SO2
Carbon Monoxide (CO) VUV Resonance Fluorescence John Holloway NOAA AL CO
Formaldehyde (H2CO) Tunable Diode Laser Absorption Spectrometry Mark Zahniser, Scott Herndon Aerodyne H2CO
PANs (PAN, PPN) Chemical Ionization Mass Spectrometer (CIMS) Frank Flocke NCAR ACD PANs
Nitric Acid (HNO3) Chemical Ionization Mass Spectrometer (CIMS) Andy Neuman NOAA AL HNO3
Ammonia (NH3) Chemical Ionization Mass Spectrometer (CIMS) John Nowak NOAA AL NH3
Hydroxyl Radical (OH) and Sulfuric Acid (H2SO4) Chemical Ionization Mass Spectrometer (CIMS) Greg Huey, Dave Tanner GIT EAS GITCIMS
NO3, N2O5 Cavity Ring-Down Spectroscopy (CARDS) Steve Brown NOAA AL NO3N2O5
SO2, O3, NO2, Liquid Water Path, Effective Radius Miniturized Differential Absorption Spectroscopy (MIDAS) Andy Langford, John Daniel, Megan Melamed, Roy Miller NOAA AL MIDAS
Aerosol Single Particle Composition Particle Analysis by Laser Mass Spectrometry (PALMS) Dan Murphy NOAA AL PALMS
Aerosol Ionic Bulk Non-Refractory Composition Particle Into Liquid Sampling (PILS) Rodney Weber GIT EAS PILSIC
Aerosol Water Soluble Organic Carbon Particle Into Liquid Sampling (PILS) Rodney Weber GIT EAS PILSWSOC
Aerosol Bulk Composition Aerosol Mass Spectrometer (AMS) Ann Middlebrook NOAA AL AMS
Aerosol Size Distribution Nucleation Mode Aerosol Size Spectrometer Chuck Brock NOAA AL NAerosol
Aerosol Size Distribution LASAIR Chuck Brock NOAA AL NAerosol
Large Aerosol Size Distribution White Light Scattering (WL-OPC) Adam Wollny NOAA AL NAerosol
Large Aerosol Sampling Low Turbulence Inlet Chuck Brock NOAA AL; Chuck Wilson U. Denver NAerosol
Cloud Size Distribution Forward Scattering Spectrometer Probe (FSSP 100) Tim Garrett U. Utah Cloud (formerly FSSP)
Drizzle Size Distribution Optical Array Probe (OAP-2DC) Tim Garrett U. Utah Precip (formerly OAP)
j Values and Actinic Flux Spectrally Resolved Radiometer, Zenith & Nadir Harald Stark, Roger Jakoubek NOAA AL jValAL
j Value of NO3 Spectrally Resolved Radiometer, Zenith & Nadir Harald Stark, Roger Jakoubek NOAA AL jNO3AL
Solar Spectral Irradiance Solar Flux Radiometer Peter Pilewski NASA AmesRC SSFR