Articles | Volume 11, issue 11
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 11, 6059–6074, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-11-6059-2018
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 11, 6059–6074, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-11-6059-2018

Research article 09 Nov 2018

Research article | 09 Nov 2018

Testing and evaluation of a new airborne system for continuous N2O, CO2, CO, and H2O measurements: the Frequent Calibration High-performance Airborne Observation System (FCHAOS)

Alexander Gvakharia et al.

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We present a new flight system to measure the atmospheric trace gases N2O, CO2, CO, and H2O. We use a novel calibration technique to correct altitude-dependent artifacts that have hindered similar instruments. In-flight null-tests and comparison with other flight-proven instruments provide validation. This high-precision, high-accuracy system provides opportunities for airborne studies to improve our understanding of N2O emission processes.