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Instrument: FAAM 'Sooty' Paricle Soot Absorbtion Photometer

Name FAAM 'Sooty' Paricle Soot Absorbtion Photometer
Acronym PSAP-FAAM
Manufacturer Radiance Research
Operated by FAAM
Operated onboard

Instrument type

Name Black Carbon
Acronym Black Carbon

Principle of operation

Measured parameter Density (&micro;g/m<SUP>3</SUP>) or Absorption (Mm-1)
Operating principle

Aethalometer or PSAP

Measurement(s) Aerosol

Dimension and weight

External dimension 483x242x135mm PSAP 315x127x198mm Pump control unit 228x106x121mm Pump
Weight 9.7

Performance

Operating mode In situ
Range

Resolution

Sensitivity

Accuracy

Bandwidth

Modifications

Operational restriction

Not to be used in cloud or precipitation.

Operational requirements

Inlet pipe must be capped to prevent ingress of water when in cloud, or means to switch off pump.

Certification approvals

Approved by CAA for use on BAe 146-301.

Additional information

Access, host and processing

Access

Available from FAAM/Met Office.

Could also fit on any aircraft having the following characteristics

General description

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