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Civil Aircraft for the regular investigation of the atmosphere based on an instrumented container: The new CARIBIC system

Brenninkmeijer, C. A. M.; Crutzen, P.; Boumard, F.; Dauer, T.; Dix, B.; Ebinghaus, R.; Filippi, D.; Fischer, H. 1; Franke, H.; Frieß, U.; Heintzenberg, I.; Helleis, F.; Hermann, M.; Kock, H. H.; Koeppel, C.; Lelieveld, J.; Leuenberger, M.; Martinsson, B. G.; Miemczyk, S.; ... mehr


An airfreight container with automated instruments for measurement of atmospheric gases and trace compounds was operated on a monthly basis onboard a Boeing 767-300 ER of LTU International Airways during longdistance flights from 1997 to 2002 (CARIBIC, Civil Aircraft for Regular Investigation of the Atmosphere Based on an Instrument Container, Subsequently a more advanced system has been developed, using a larger capacity container with additional equipment and an improved inlet system. CARIBIC phase #2 was implemented on a new long-range aircraft type Airbus A340- 600 of the Lufthansa German Airlines (Star Alliance) in December 2004, creating a powerful flying observatory. The instrument package comprises detectors for the measurement of O3, total and gaseous H2O, NO and NOy, CO, CO2, O2, Hg, and number concentrations of sub-micrometer particles (>4 nm, >12 nm, and >18 nm diameter). Furthermore, an optical particle counter (OPC) and a proton transfer mass spectrometer (PTR-MS) are incorporated. Aerosol samples are collected for analysis of elemental composition and particle morphology after flight. ... mehr

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DOI: 10.5445/IR/110069617
DOI: 10.5194/acp-7-4953-2007
Zitationen: 220
Zitationen: 284
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Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Meteorologie und Klimaforschung – Atmosphärische Spurenstoffe und Fernerkundung (IMK-ASF)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Publikationsjahr 2007
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 1680-7316, 1680-7324
KITopen-ID: 110069617
HGF-Programm 12.04.01 (POF I, LK 01) Veränderungen in der Tropopausenregion
Erschienen in Atmospheric chemistry and physics
Verlag European Geosciences Union (EGU)
Band 7
Heft 18
Seiten 4953–4976
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