CONTRAST HIAPER Payload

Our research aircraft are essentially "flying laboratories". For each field project a specialized suite of instruments are uploaded to the aircraft to meet the research needs of the study. CONTRAST will quantify how large convective clouds redistribute atmospheric gases in the tropical atmosphere, therefore the payload consists of instrumentation to measure chemistry and cloud dynamics. 

Right-side View

   

1. Cloud Droplet Probe (CDP)
2. Forward-looking Camera
3. Rosemount Icing Detector (RICE)
4. Ultra-High Sensitivity Aerosol
Spectrometer (UHSAS)

5. Vertical Cavity Surface-Emitting Laser (VCSEL)
6. Trace Organic Gas Analyzer (TOGA)
7. NO-NO2 and Fast Ozone (shared inlet)
8. Advanced Whole Air Sampler (AWAS)

5.  Vertical Cavity Surface-Emitting
Laser
 (VCSEL)
 

 

6.Trace Organic Gas Analyzer (TOGA)
12. Chemical Ionization Mass
Spectrometer (CIMS)

7. NO-NO2 and Fast Ozone 
(shared inlet)

 

8. Advanced Whole Air Sampler (AWAS)
15. CO and Picarro CO2 & CH4 (shared inlet)

 

Left-side View

   

9. Airborne Multi-Axis-Differential Optical
Absorption Spectroscopy
(AMAX-DOAS)
10. PMS Liquid Water Sensor
(PLWC DSM)
11. Two-dimensional Optical Array Cloud Probe (2DC - 25)

5. Vertical Cavity Surface-Emitting
Laser
 (VCSEL)
7. NO-NO2 and Fast Ozone (shared inlet)
12. Chemical Ionization Mass
Spectrometer (CIMS)
13. NASA Formaldehyde Instrument
14. Bromine Instrument
15. CO and Picarro CO2 & CH4 (shared inlet)

6.Trace Organic Gas Analyzer (TOGA)
12. Chemical Ionization Mass
Spectrometer (CIMS)



 

 

8. Advanced Whole Air Sampler (AWAS)
15. CO and Picarro CO2 & CH4 (shared inlet)

 

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