Articles | Volume 8, issue 2
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 8, 541–552, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-8-541-2015
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 8, 541–552, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-8-541-2015

Research article 03 Feb 2015

Research article | 03 Feb 2015

A new airborne laser-induced fluorescence instrument for in situ detection of formaldehyde throughout the troposphere and lower stratosphere

M. Cazorla et al.

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We present a description of a new instrument designed to detect formaldehyde (HCHO) in situ on airborne platforms. The instrument combines state-of-the art laser technology with single-photon counting detection to provide unmatched performance in a small autonomous package. The development of this In Situ Airbornes Formaldehyde (ISAF) instrument provides a significant new capability for NASA’s high altitude aircraft that requires little space and provides ultra-sensitive detection.