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Atmos. Meas. Tech., 9, 1907–1923, 2016

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Atmos. Meas. Tech., 9, 1907–1923, 2016

Research article 29 Apr 2016

Research article | 29 Apr 2016

The airborne mass spectrometer AIMS – Part 2: Measurements of trace gases with stratospheric or tropospheric origin in the UTLS

Tina Jurkat et al.

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The paper details novel mass spectrometric measurements with AIMS-TG aboard the new German research aircraft HALO. The measurements comprise a wide range of tracers with characteristic source regions. Using these tracers, stratospheric and tropospheric air in the UTLS is tagged. The instrument is equipped with a new discharge ionization source, an in-flight calibration and improved transmission of adhesive gases like HNO3 and HCl. AIMS was built to characterize transport and mixing in the UTLS.