Articles | Volume 13, issue 5
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 13, 2797–2831, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-13-2797-2020
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 13, 2797–2831, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-13-2797-2020

Research article 28 May 2020

Research article | 28 May 2020

N2O isotopocule measurements using laser spectroscopy: analyzer characterization and intercomparison

Stephen J. Harris et al.

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The latest commercial laser spectrometers have the potential to revolutionize N2O isotope analysis. However, to do so, they must be able to produce trustworthy data. Here, we test the performance of widely used laser spectrometers for ambient air applications and identify instrument-specific dependencies on gas matrix and trace gas concentrations. We then provide a calibration workflow to facilitate the operation of these instruments in order to generate reproducible and accurate data.