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Diode Laser Absorption Hygrometer
AVAILABILITY
principally available if not already committed to field program
REQUEST PROCEDURE
NSF OFAP request
Airborne Measurements
open-path TDL instrument for measurement of water vapor mixing ratio
CONTACT
Teresa Campos
NCAR / ACD
1850 Table Mesa Drive Boulder, CO 80305 USA
303-497-1048
campos@ucar.edu
SPECIFICATIONS
ManufacturerMayComm Instruments LLC
Dimensions
Weight
Power Source Type
Inlet Aperturesno inlets required, custom aperture with optical path attachment
Heating/Cooling Requirementsnone if operated inside aircraft cabin at <35C
Airspeed/Altitude Requirements
Operators Required0
Ground Requirements
Suitable PlatformsGV, C-130, others (provided there is a place to mount the optical port)
Data System
Measured ParameterH2O mixing ratio
Measurement Technique
Operational Modenormal
Time Resolution1s
Horizontal Resolution
Other Resolution
Precision
Accuracy
Range0.005-20 g/kg
Calibration Method
Limitations
REFERENCES
May (1998), J. Geophys. Res, 103(D15), 19161-1917
REMARKS
can measure in-cloud water vapor MR
UPDATED ON
3 Sep 2009 13:47