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Airborne tunable diode laser sensor for high-precision concentration and flux measurements of carbon monoxide and methane
Author(s): Glen William Sachse; Jim E. Collins Jr.; G. F. Hill; L. O. Wade; Lewis G. Burney; John A. Ritter
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Paper Abstract

An airborne tunable diode laser instrument is described that is capable of operating in two measurement modes. One mode provides high precision (0.1 percent CH4; 1 percent CO) measurements of CH4 and CO with a 5 second response time, and a second mode achieves the very fast response time that is necessary to make airborne eddy correlation flux measurements. Examples of data from atmospheric expeditions of the Global Tropospheric Experiment are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 May 1991
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1433, Measurement of Atmospheric Gases, (1 May 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.46162
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Glen William Sachse, NASA/Langley Research Ctr. (United States)
Jim E. Collins Jr., Science and Technology Corp. (United States)
G. F. Hill, NASA/Langley Research Ctr. (United States)
L. O. Wade, Lockheed Science and Engineering (United States)
Lewis G. Burney, NASA/Langley Research Ctr. (United States)
John A. Ritter, NASA/Langley Research Ctr. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1433:
Measurement of Atmospheric Gases
Harold I. Schiff, Editor(s)

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