Left: The DLR Falcon used for the SALTRACE 2013 and the A-LIFE 2017 campaigns. Right: The NASA DC-8 aircraft used during the ATom missions sitting at the Pago Pago International Airport, American Samoa.
A new dataset from the Atmospheric Tomography Mission (ATom) compares airflow and aerosol particles.
Horizontal (left) and vertical (right) distribution of airborne flask sample locations identified as being of stratospheric origin. Thin dashed black lines on the map illustrate the flight tracks of all 9 campaigns of the 3 airborne projects. Symbols indicate the campaigns during which the stratospheric samples were collected, and colors show the potential temperature at which the sample was taken.
A new dataset from the Atmospheric Tomography Mission compiles measurements of mean age of air.
The UCATS system is three different instruments in one enclosure: a two-channel chromatograph with electron capture detectors (one measures N2O and SF6, the other measures CH4, H2 and CO), a tunable diode laser instrument for H2O, and a dual-beam O3 photometer.
A new dataset was collected using the Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Chromatograph for Atmospheric Trace Species (UCATS).