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Title: Laboratory in the sky. New frontiers in measurements aloft

Abstract

This article describes a research aircraft for airborne measurements and the challenges that were overcome to deploy state-of-the-art measurement technology in an aircraft environment. We also focus on the chemical instrumentation and the recent addition of tandem mass spectrometry to the capabilities available for atmospheric characterization. The plane that we use to study atmospheric physical and chemical processes is a Grumman Gulfstream 1 (G-1), which is a twin-engine turboprop. The G-1 has a visual flight rule range exceeding 1500 nautical mi (endurance of about 6 h). It carries as much as 2800 lb of scientific payload with seats for four scientists and has a sampling speed range of 160-250 knots. The data acquisition system on the G-1 contains special interfaces to log data from a Long-Range Navigation system, the Global Positioning System, and an inertial navigation system, as well as particle measurement systems and other scientific probes. 3 refs., 7 figs., 2 tabs.

Authors:
;  [1]; ; ;  [2]
  1. (Battelle, Columbus, OH (United States))
  2. (Pacific Northwest Lab., Richland, WA (United States))
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6907751
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 6907751
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Environmental Science and Technology; (United States)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 28:9; Journal ID: ISSN 0013-936X
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; 37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; AIRCRAFT; AERIAL MONITORING; AIR POLLUTION MONITORING; ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY; CLOUDS; COMPILED DATA; FIRES; KUWAIT; LABORATORIES; MASS SPECTROSCOPY; OIL FIELDS; SOLAR RADIATION; WIND; ARAB COUNTRIES; ASIA; CHEMISTRY; DATA; DEVELOPING COUNTRIES; GEOLOGIC DEPOSITS; INFORMATION; MIDDLE EAST; MINERAL RESOURCES; MONITORING; NUMERICAL DATA; PETROLEUM DEPOSITS; RADIATIONS; RESOURCES; SPECTROSCOPY; STELLAR RADIATION 540120* -- Environment, Atmospheric-- Chemicals Monitoring & Transport-- (1990-); 400102 -- Chemical & Spectral Procedures

Citation Formats

Spicer, C.W., Kenny, D.V., Shaw, W.J., Busness, K.M., and Chapman, E.G. Laboratory in the sky. New frontiers in measurements aloft. United States: N. p., 1994. Web. doi:10.1021/es00058a001.
Spicer, C.W., Kenny, D.V., Shaw, W.J., Busness, K.M., & Chapman, E.G. Laboratory in the sky. New frontiers in measurements aloft. United States. doi:10.1021/es00058a001.
Spicer, C.W., Kenny, D.V., Shaw, W.J., Busness, K.M., and Chapman, E.G. Thu . "Laboratory in the sky. New frontiers in measurements aloft". United States. doi:10.1021/es00058a001.
@article{osti_6907751,
title = {Laboratory in the sky. New frontiers in measurements aloft},
author = {Spicer, C.W. and Kenny, D.V. and Shaw, W.J. and Busness, K.M. and Chapman, E.G.},
abstractNote = {This article describes a research aircraft for airborne measurements and the challenges that were overcome to deploy state-of-the-art measurement technology in an aircraft environment. We also focus on the chemical instrumentation and the recent addition of tandem mass spectrometry to the capabilities available for atmospheric characterization. The plane that we use to study atmospheric physical and chemical processes is a Grumman Gulfstream 1 (G-1), which is a twin-engine turboprop. The G-1 has a visual flight rule range exceeding 1500 nautical mi (endurance of about 6 h). It carries as much as 2800 lb of scientific payload with seats for four scientists and has a sampling speed range of 160-250 knots. The data acquisition system on the G-1 contains special interfaces to log data from a Long-Range Navigation system, the Global Positioning System, and an inertial navigation system, as well as particle measurement systems and other scientific probes. 3 refs., 7 figs., 2 tabs.},
doi = {10.1021/es00058a001},
journal = {Environmental Science and Technology; (United States)},
issn = {0013-936X},
number = ,
volume = 28:9,
place = {United States},
year = {1994},
month = {9}
}