Articles | Volume 14, issue 2
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 14, 983–993, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-14-983-2021
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 14, 983–993, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-14-983-2021

Research article 09 Feb 2021

Research article | 09 Feb 2021

A novel rocket-borne ion mass spectrometer with large mass range: instrument description and first-flight results

Joan Stude et al.

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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (10 Nov 2020) by Troy Thornberry
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ED: Publish as is (28 Nov 2020) by Troy Thornberry
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In this paper we describe the instrument ROMARA and show data from the first flight on a research rocket. On the way through the atmosphere, the instrument detects positive and negative, natural occurring ions before returning back to ground. ROMARA was successfully launched together with other instruments into a special radar echo. We detected typical, light ions of positive and negative charge and heavy negative ions, but no heavy positive ions.