ACCLIP's GV Flying Laboratory

Our research aircraft are essentially "flying laboratories." For each field campaign, a specialized suite of instruments is uploaded to the aircraft to meet the research needs of the study. EOL will deploy the NSF/NCAR Gulfstream V (GV) to support ACCLIP's science goal to quantify how the Asian Summer Monsoon (ASM) redistributes pollutants in the tropical atmosphere. The payload consists of instrumentation to measure chemistry and cloud dynamics, including trace gases, aerosols, radiation, clouds, and state parameters. The table below shows the instruments by research category, and the links provide detailed information.


Fig. 1: ACCLIP's payload on the NSF/NCAR GV. Diagram by Shawn Honomichl, NCAR/ACOM 
 
Trace Gases Aerosols
FO3 | FastO3 + NO/NOy NMASS | Nucleation-Mode Aerosol Size Spectrometer (size)
CO | Carbon Monoxide UHSAS | Ultra-High Sensitivity Aerosol
Spectrometer
 [size]
CO2, CH4 | Picarro SP2 | Single Particle Soot Photometer (chemical composition)
GT CIMS | Georgia Tech Chemical Ionization Mass Spectrometer ERICA | ERC Instrument for Chemical composition of Aerosols (particle types and elemental composition)
TOGA-ToF | Trace Organic Gas Analyzer  
AWAS | Advanced Whole Air Sampler  
VCSEL | Vertical Cavity Surface-Emitting Laser Hygrometer  
Radiation Clouds State Parameters
HARP | HIAPER Airborne Radiation Package 2DS | Two-Dimensional Optical Array Cloud Probe MTP | Microwave Temperature Profiler
  CDP | Cloud Droplet Probe Position, Pressure, Temperature, and Humidity

 

See the floor plan for the ACCLIP instrument suite on the NSF/NCAR HIAPER.