Meaurements of Pollution In The Troposphere - Airborne simulator

NASA ER-2 high altitude research aircraft

MOPITT-A is a four channel correlation radiometer (click to see specs). It is designed to peform comparative measurements for MOPITT validation and independant CO and CH4 studies on a smaller scale.  It will measure:

MOPITT-A will be flown at 20 km in altitude on the ER-2 research aircraft, operated by NASA from the US Airforce base in Dryden, California (the ER-2 is the just a U2 spy plane painted in white).

The campaigns ahead are:

SAFARI 2000 aircraft instruments
Selected lists of publications
MOPITT-A internal website
MOPITT-A SAFARI 2000 Deployment Pictures
ER-2 aircraft at Dryden US Airforce base
SAFARI 2000 webpage
Links to biomass burning research
South Africa SAFARI 2000 site

Last updated 25th Aug 2000 by Jim Drummond.