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AVOCET
Atmospheric Vertical Observations of CO2 in the Earth's Troposphere

The Atmospheric Vertical Observations of CO2 in the Earth's Troposphere (AVOCET) is a spectrometer that samples CO2 in the atmosphere. It has a rich history in field campaigns, having flown in its first during 1992. AVOCET is still being used by research scientists to study CO2 in the troposphere, and has flown as recently as 2019 for FIREX-AQ. AVOCET operated by sensing the difference in light absorption occurring in the air sample and chosen reference gases. This allows for precise measurements.

Instrument Details

Spectrometer/Radiometer
ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY, ATMOSPHERE, CARBON AND HYDROCARBON COMPOUNDS, CARBON DIOXIDE
Troposphere
1s
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70 THz
External Linkhttps://cloud1.arc.nasa.gov/arctas/docs/instruments/avocet.pdf
  • A. Beyersdorf, Stephanie A. Vay, Joshua P. DiGangi

  • Joshua P. DiGangi

  • LARC

  • NASA

  • Currently unavailable

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