Articles | Volume 15, issue 6
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 15, 1903–1916, 2022
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 15, 1903–1916, 2022
Research article
28 Mar 2022
Research article | 28 Mar 2022

Fill dynamics and sample mixing in the AirCore

Pieter Tans


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on amt-2021-254', Julien Moyé, 19 Oct 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', P. P. Tans, 19 Nov 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on amt-2021-254', Anonymous Referee #2, 04 Nov 2021
    • AC3: 'Reply on RC2', P. P. Tans, 28 Jan 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Publish as is (10 Jan 2022) by Thomas Röckmann
AR by P. P. Tans on behalf of the Authors (11 Feb 2022)  Author's response    Manuscript
Short summary
The AirCore collects a continuous air sample in a long tube that can be read later when the captured air is slowly pushed through an analyzer. Much of the variation of gas composition encountered during collection is preserved, like having up to ~ 100 separate air samples. This is illustrated through examples of actual flights, and the analysis algorithm is described. The AirCore provides access to air as high as the mid stratosphere, enabling validation for satellite air composition soundings.