Articles | Volume 11, issue 6
Research article
27 Jun 2018
Research article |  | 27 Jun 2018

The IAGOS NOx instrument – design, operation and first results from deployment aboard passenger aircraft

Florian Berkes, Norbert Houben, Ulrich Bundke, Harald Franke, Hans-Werner Pätz, Franz Rohrer, Andreas Wahner, and Andreas Petzold

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