Community Airborne Research Instrumentation (CARI)

CARI Group members:

 

Overview

The CARI group is responsible for a number of aircraft trace gas instruments, including instruments that can be requested via the NSA/LAOF process, as well as others.

  • CO: Two vacuum flourescence instruments (Aerolaser, one certified for GV).
  • Picarro: A commercial cavity ring-down instrument for CH4, CO2 (certified for GV) .
  • H2O: Two TDL infrared absorption open-path water vapor instruments (MayComm Instruments, one certified for GV).
  • Fast-O3: Chemiluminescence instrument (home built for GV - HAIS).
  • NO and either NO2 or NOy: Compact 2-channel chemiluminescence instrument / photolytic conversion / gold catalytic conversion (home built for GV).
  • NO, NO2, NOy, O3: 4-channel chemiluminescence instrument / photolytic conversion / gold catalytic conversion (home built for various aircraft, not certified for GV).
  • PANs: Thermal Dissociation Chemical Ionization Mass Spectrometer (built in collaboration with Georgia Tech).
  • NO, NO2: A 1-channel instrument suitable for laboratory or other ground-based measurements.

 

Upcoming/Current Projects:

  • KORUS (DC-8/NASA) (May 2016)
  • ONFIRE (Sept 2017)

 

Recent Projects:

  • CSET (Jun-Aug 2015)
  • WINTER (Jan-Feb 215)
  • FRAPPE (Jul-Aug 2014)
  • DISCOVER-AQ Colorado (Jul-Aug 2014)
  • CONTRAST (Jan-Feb 2014)
  • DISCOVER-AQ Houston (Sep 2013)
  • FIXCIT (Jan 2014)
  • NOMADSS (Jun-Jul 2013)
  • DISCOVER-AQ California (Jan-Feb 2013)

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