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WP-3D Instrumentation

instrument layout for NOAA WP-3D Orion aircraft

Download N43RF Instrument Layout PDF file (latest version December 8, 2009)


Location Abbreviation Full name Description PI Affiliation

Sta. FD

TDL H2O

tunable diode laser water vapor

open-path fast-response tunable diode laser absorption spectrometer

Dana Naeher

NOAA/AOC

Sta. FD

LTI

low turbulence inlet

decelerating inlet to provide sample air to aerosol instruments in fuselage

Chuck Brock

NOAA/ESRL

Sta. FD & B cab.

WLOPC

white-light optical particle counter

counts and sizes supermicron aerosol particles (mostly soil and sea-salt); samples from LTI

Chuck Brock

NOAA/ESRL

Sta. 2 forward

CCN

cloud condensation nucleus counter

counts number of particles that serve as a core for new cloud water droplets; samples from LTI

Thanos Nenes

Georgia Institute of Technology

Sta. 2

CRD-AES

cavity ringdown-aerosol extinction spectrometer

measures total dry aerosol light extinction and extinction as f(RH); samples from LTI

Dan Lack

NOAA/ESRL

Sta. 2

PSAP

particle soot absorption photometer

measures total aerosol light absorption by filter darkening; samples from LTI

Dan Lack

NOAA/ESRL

Sta. 2

PAS

photoacoustic absorption spectrometer

measures total aerosol light absorption by photoacoustics; samples from LTI

Dan Lack

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. 3

SP2

single-particle soot photometer

counts, sizes, and measures the mass and coating state of soot particles

Joshua Schwarz

NOAA/ESRL

Sta. 3

PILS

particle-into-liquid sampler

dissolves small aerosol particles into liquids for postflight chemical composition analysis; samples from LTI

Roya Bahreini

NOAA/ESRL

Sta. 3

AMS

aerosol mass spectrometer

counts, sizes, and measures the chemical composition of aerosol particles; samples from LTI

Ann Middlbrook

NOAA/ESRL

Sta. C3X

NO/NO2/NOy/O3

nitrogen oxides and ozone

chemiluminescence detection with photolytic or catalytic conversion

Tom Ryerson, Ilana Pollack

NOAA/ESRL

Sta. 4

N2O, CH4, CO2, CO

nitrous oxide, methane, carbon dioxide, and carbon monoxide

QCLS - quantum cascade laser absorption spectroscopy

Steve Wofsy

Harvard University

Sta. 5

CO2 and CH4

carbon dioxide and methane

IR laser absorption in a high-finesse cavity

Jeff Peischl

NOAA/ESRL

Sta. 5

PANs

peroxyacyl nitrates

chemical ionization mass spectrometry using I- as reagent ion

Jim Roberts

NOAA/ESRL

Sta. 6a

SO2

sulfur dioxide

pulsed UV fluorescence

John Holloway

NOAA/ESRL

Sta. 6b

SSFR/CG4

solar spectral flux radiometer and pyrgeometer

up- and down-welling irradiance of visible (SSFR) and infrared (CG4) light

Peter Pilewskie

NASA/AMES

Sta. 7

HNO3

nitric acid

chemical ionization mass spectrometery using SiF5- as reagent ion

Andy Neuman

NOAA/ESRL

Sta. 7

NH3

ammonia

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

John Nowak

NOAA/ESRL

Dual passenger

NO3/N2O5

cavity ringdown absorption spectrometer

laser absorption in high-finesse cavities

Steve Brown

NOAA/ESRL

Sta. 8

PTRMS

proton transfer reaction mass spectrometer

chemical ionization mass spectrometer using H3O+ as reagent ion

Carsten Warneke

NOAA/ESRL

J cab.

UV-VIS spectrometer

spectral actinic flux radiometer

measures solar radiation using spectroradiometers

Harald Stark

NOAA/ESRL

AMPS pod

NMASS

nucleation mode aerosol size spectrometer

counts and sizes 0.004-0.07 nm aerosol particles

Chuck Brock

NOAA/ESRL

AMPS pod

AWAS

whole air sampler

canister samples for postflight GC analysis of hydrocarbons, alkyl nitrates, and halocarbons

Elliot Atlas

University of Miami

CO pod

CO

carbon monoxide

vacuum UV resonance fluorescence

John Holloway

NOAA/ESRL

LWS 485

cloud probes

Droplet Measurement Technologies cloud probes

optical measurements to determine cloud droplet physical properties

Sara Lance

NOAA/ESRL