Instruments and Experimental Techniques

, Volume 50, Issue 1, pp 113–121

The FLASH instrument for water vapor measurements on board the high-altitude airplane

Authors

  • N. M. Sitnikov
    • Central Aerological Observatory
  • V. A. Yushkov
    • Central Aerological Observatory
  • A. A. Afchine
    • Institut für Chemie der GeospäreICGI: Stratosphäre
  • L. I. Korshunov
    • Central Aerological Observatory
  • V. I. Astakhov
    • OOO Vysokovol’tnye Sistemy
  • A. E. Ulanovskii
    • Central Aerological Observatory
  • M. Kraemer
    • Institut für Chemie der GeospäreICGI: Stratosphäre
  • A. Mangold
    • Institut für Chemie der GeospäreICGI: Stratosphäre
  • C. Schiller
    • Institut für Chemie der GeospäreICGI: Stratosphäre
  • F. Ravegnani
    • Instituto di Scienze dell’Atmosfera e del Clima
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DOI: 10.1134/S0020441207010174

Cite this article as:
Sitnikov, N.M., Yushkov, V.A., Afchine, A.A. et al. Instrum Exp Tech (2007) 50: 113. doi:10.1134/S0020441207010174

Abstract

A fluorescent airborne stratospheric hygrometer (FLASH) for precise water vapor measurements on board a high-altitude airplane in the upper troposphere and the lower stratosphere has been developed and produced at the Central Aerological Observatory. The range of measured water vapor concentrations is 0.5–300 ppmv at altitudes of 8–21 km. The results of laboratory tests of the instrument are compared to the data of the other hygrometers. Some results of water vapor measurements on board the Geofizika M55 high-altitude airplane in different regions of the Earth are presented.

PACS numbers

92.60.Jq92.40Zg33.50.-j
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