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2-channel NO/NOy
STATUS
Active
AVAILABILITY
available if not already committed to field program
REQUEST PROCEDURE
contact CARI group. Will become requestable through NSF OFAP process.
Airborne Measurements
2-channel chemiluminescence instrument for simultaneous measurement of NO and NOy mixing ratio
CONTACT
Andy Weinheimer
NCAR / ACD
1850 Table Mesa Drive Boulder, CO 80305 USA
303-497-1444
wein@ucar.edu
SPECIFICATIONS
ManufacturerWeinheimer/Ridley, NCAR/ACD
Dimensionsone std. single aircraft rack (GV) or one bay of a std. double rack (C-130, etc.)
Weight420 pounds incl. pump and small gas cylinders
Power Source Type600W of 110V/400Hz 300W of 110V/60Hz for pump
Inlet Aperturesinlet provided, needs special aperture plate
Heating/Cooling Requirementsnone if inside cabin < 30C
Airspeed/Altitude Requirements< 51000 feet, sub-sonic
Operators Required0
Ground Requirementsshelter, ambient temp < 30C
Suitable PlatformsGV (needs certification) C-130, WB-57, DC-8
Data SystemNational Instrument hardware, PXI based data system, NI Labview software
Measured ParameterNO and NOy mixing ratio
Measurement Techniquechemiluminescence / chemical conversion
Operational Modenormal
Time Resolution1Hz - 5 Hz
Horizontal Resolution
Other Resolution
Precisionbetter than 10%
Accuracy2 pptv
Range
Calibration MethodNo cal gas, included in instrument
LimitationsNone
UPDATED ON
22 Mar 2011 10:30