ACOM Project for the Revitalization of Observational Capabilities (funded)
Lead: Brett Palm. Project PI: Frank Flocke.
Development of a wingpod-based chemical ionization mass spectrometer for the measurement of complex organics in the atmosphere
Project Start: May 2021. Timeline: 3-5 years
- Develop a new and unique experimental approach for the measurement of a large variety of oxidized volatile organic compounds and the identification of processes leading to the formation of ozone and secondary organic aerosols.
- Pod instrument avoids sampling biases introduced by standard GV inlets and long inlet lines required for in-cabin deployment.
- Significant part of ACOM’s research priority on Organic Chemistry in the Atmosphere
- Strategic priority for NCAR and of high value for the community.
- Challenging research project but with high reward.
- Funded by NSF special funds, leverages previous NSF-funded inlet development.
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