Instrument : Particle Soot Absorption Photometer (PSAP)

Instrument Categories
Aerosols

A particle soot absorption photometer collects aerosol particles on a substrate and measures the change in light transmission relative to a reference filter. Bulk particle absorption is derived after correcting for scattering effects.

The PSAP is part of the Aerosol Observing System (AOS).

Output Datastreams

  • aospsap3w : AOS: 3 wavelength Particle Soot Absorption Photometer

Primary Measurements

The following measurements are those considered scientifically relevant.

Locations

Eastern North Atlantic
ENAC1 Browse DataGraciosa Island, Azores, Portugal
North Slope Alaska
NSAX1 Browse DataExternal Data (satellites and others)
Southern Great Plains
SGPC1 Browse DataCentral Facility, Lamont, OK
ARM Mobile Facility
MAGM1 Browse Data Browse PlotsLos Angeles, CA to Honolulu, HI - container ship Horizon Spirit
MAOM1 Browse DataManacapuru, Amazonas, Brazil; AMF1
PGHM1 Browse DataARIES Observatory, Nainital, Uttarkhand, India
PVCM1 Browse DataHighland Center, Cape Cod MA; AMF 1
SBSS2 Browse DataSteamboat Springs CO, Christie Peak
TMPS1 Browse DataU. of Helsinki Research Station (SMEAR II), Hyytiala, Finland; AOS

See Also

Contact(s)

Stephen Springston
(631) 344-4477
srs@bnl.gov

Anne Jefferson
(303) 497-6493
anne.jefferson@noaa.gov

Arthur Sedlacek
(631) 344-2404
sedlacek@bnl.gov

Cynthia Salwen
associate
631-344-3461
salwen@bnl.gov