In-situ measurements of varied chemical species

The Technical Specification of Scientific Equipment (TSSE) document describing the core chemistry instrumentation rack can be found here :

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FAAM Chemistry Instrumentation Serviceability 

Instrument ID

Trace Gases

Serviceable

Comment

TEi49C

O3

Yes

 

2BTech model 205

O3

Yes

 

TEi43C TL

SO2

Yes

 

AL5002

CO

Yes

 

FGGA

CO2 & CH4

Yes

Ceiling altitude: 29 kft

AQD

NOx

Yes

Ceiling altitude: 27.5 kft

 
 
Below is a useful summary of the work carried out by FAAM on trace gas measurements and traceability for the past 10 years.  The timeline is provided with key milestones and relevant events affecting FAAM's flying programme over the years.
 
CoreChem Development Timeline 2004 2015 v1 
FAAM CORE TE49C UV Photometric Ozone Analyser

IMPORTANT NOTICE: the system described below has been permanently withdrawn from the FAAM core chemistry measurements capability following upgrade to an Air Quality Design Inc. dual channel chemiluminescence NOx analyser.  The technique described below only applies to NOx data collected prior to flight B595 (19/05/2011). 
 
FAAM CORE TE42C Chemiluminescence NO-NO2-NOx Analyser