Aircraft measurements

To extend the vertical mixing ratio measurements up to the top of the planetary boundary layer occasionally air samples have been taken over the tower by means of a small aircraft. The samples were analyzed for several greenhouse gases (CO2, CH4, N2O, SF6, CO, CO2 stable isotope composition) by Laboratorie des Sciences du Climate et de l'Environnement, Gif-sur-Yvette, France.

From the beginning of 2006 until January, 2009 frequent in situ airborne CO2 mixing ratio profiles have been measured using gas analyzer made by AOS, Inc. The temporal resolution of the profile was 1 second. Those measurement have been performed in the framework of the CARBOEUROPE-IP project.

Details about the aircraft that we hired

Type: Cessna-210M
Registration: HA-SVT

Powerplant: Continental IO-520L, 300Hp

max speed: 324km/h (175kt)
long range cruising speed: 260km/h (140kt)
initial rate of climb 950ft/min
service ceiling 17300ft
max range with reserves 1750km (950nm)

empty weight: 1015kg (2238lb)
max take off weight: 1725kg (3800lb)

wing span 11.15m (36ft 9in)
length 8.59m (28ft 2in)


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