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ACE-2 North Atlantic Regional Aerosol Characterization Experiment

June 16 - July 25, 1997

 

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Quad Chart of AATS-14, Pelican A/C, and sample data

 AATS-14: 14-Channel Ames Airborne Tracking Sunphotometer

 THE 14-CHANNEL SUNPHOTOMETERCLOSE UP VIEW OF THE HEAD OF THE SUNPHOTOMETER

 THE PELICAN AIRCRAFT IS ONE OF MANY AIRCRAFTS WHICH THE SUNPHOTOMETER CAN BE INTEGRATED IN

Pelican Optionally Piloted Aircraft (OPA)

- AATS-14 measures aerosol optical depth and extinction spectra, water vapor and ozone columns and profiles

- RPA and conventional A/C, surface to 14km

- Weight 60kg, Size 86cm H x 31cm D

 WATER VAPOR VS. ALTITUDEAEROSOL EXTINCTION VS. ALTITUDE

Schmid et al., Tellus, B 52, 586-593, 2000.

 Atmospheric Chemistry and Dynamics Branch, Earth Science Division

NASA Ames Research Center

Moffett Field, CA 94035

Dr. Philip Russell

prussell@mail.arc.nasa.gov 

 

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