Articles | Volume 12, issue 3
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 12, 1767–1783, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-12-1767-2019
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 12, 1767–1783, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-12-1767-2019

Research article 19 Mar 2019

Research article | 19 Mar 2019

Adaptation and performance assessment of a quantum and interband cascade laser spectrometer for simultaneous airborne in situ observation of CH4, C2H6, CO2, CO and N2O

Julian Kostinek et al.

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We demonstrate the successful adaption of a laser-based spectrometer for airborne in situ trace gas measurements. The modified instrument allows for precise and simultaneous airborne observation of five climatologically relevant gases. We further report on instrument performance during a first field deployment over the eastern and central USA.