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Noon seminar - State of the art trace gas sensing: From the equator to the North Pole using SALAMIs

Monday, October 29, 2012, 12:00PM - 1:00PM


Alan Fried



ARC room 620

Today’s challenges in Earth Science require ever more Sensitive, Atmospheric, Lightweight and Autonomous Instruments (SALAMI). The present talk will discuss new developments of infrared laser sources and optical techniques in efforts to transform large and delicate laboratory-based instruments towards flying and ground-based SALAMIs in harsh environments. Measurements of the important trace gas formaldehyde during recent airborne and ground-based studies from the equator to the North Pole and the surface to 50,000 feet will be presented along with new developments in carbon dioxide isotope ratio instrumentation employing near-SALAMI like systems. This talk will conclude with a discussion of the potential of these approaches to address an even wider range of atmospheric study areas in collaborative research with INSTAAR and CU faculty and graduate students.


Free and open to the public