In-flight measurement of carbon monoxide (CO), carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4) and water (H2O)
Picarro G2401-m Analyzer
Generate precise, aircraft-based measurements of the two main greenhouse gases. Available with or without CO.
- Multiple species measured continuously in a single, compact instrument
- Parts-per-billion sensitivity, precision and accuracy with exceptionally low drift
- Aircraft, field and laboratory deployable
- Rugged design for guaranteed performance during flight.
Measurements of carbon monoxide are important in greenhouse gas monitoring, particularly in partitioning CO2 emissions. The Picarro G2401-m enables precise and simultaneous airborne measurements of CO, CO2, CH4 and water vapor at their respective ambient levels.
Both analyzers feature Picarro’s unique flight design elements to minimize effects of aircraft vibration, pitch, roll and rapidly changing ambient conditions. They can be operated on aircraft for urban mapping or vertical profiles and are equally well-suited for use as laboratory reference instruments.
G2401-m Related Publications
- A Comparison of In Situ Aircraft Measurements of Carbon Dioxide and Methane to GOSAT Data Measured Over Railroad Valley Playa, Nevada, USA
- Assessment of fossil fuel carbon dioxide and other anthropogenic trace gas emissions from airborne measurements over Sacramento, California in spring 2009
- High-accuracy continuous airborne measurements of greenhouse gases (CO2 and CH4) using the cavity ring-down spectroscopy (CRDS) technique
- Toward a better understanding and quantification of methane emissions from shale gas development
Picarro Flight Simulation Test
Picarro pressure tests all flight analyzers in a hyperbaric chamber to guarantee performance at altitude.