Measurement : Particle size distribution

The number of particles present in any given volume of air within a specified size range.

Categories
Aerosols

Instruments

The above measurement is considered scientifically relevant for the following instruments. Refer to the datastream (netcdf) file headers of each instrument for a list of all available measurements, including those recorded for diagnostic or quality assurance purposes.

  • ARM Instruments
    • AOS : Aerosol Observing System
    • CSPHOT : Cimel Sunphotometer
    • TDMA : Tandem Differential Mobility Analyzer
    • UHSAS : Ultra-High Sensitivity Aerosol Spectrometer
  • Field Campaign Instruments
    • AOS : Aerosol Observing System
    • CSPHOT : Cimel Sunphotometer
    • CAS : Cloud and Aerosol Spectrometer
    • DRI-GND : Desert Research Institute Ground-Based Aerosol Instruments
    • DMA : Differential Mobility Analyzer
    • FSSP : Forward-Scatter Spectrometer Probe
    • G-1 : Gulfstream
    • HVPS : High Volume Precipitation Spectrometer
    • LEARJET : Lear Jet
    • RONBROWN : NOAA Research Vessel Ron Brown
    • CIRPAS : NPS CIRPAS Twin Otter Aircraft
    • PCASP : Passive Cavity Aerosol Spectrometer
    • SPEC-LEARJET : SPEC Learjet
    • TDMA : Tandem Differential Mobility Analyzer
    • TDMA-AIR : Tandem Differential Mobility Analyzer- Airborne
    • UHSAS : Ultra-High Sensitivity Aerosol Spectrometer
    • CITATION : University of North Dakota Citation Aircraft
    • UW-CONVAIR580 : University of Washington Convair 580 Aircraft

Datastreams

  • CSPHOT : Cimel Sunphotometer Datastreams
    • CSPHOTAOT : Cimel Sunphotometer (CSPHOT): aerosol optical thickness data
    • CSPHOTALM1DUBO : Cimel Sunphotometer (CSPHOT): Dubovik almucantar retrievals
    • CSPHOTSIZE : Cimel Sunphotometer (CSPHOT): derived: aerosol size distributions
    • CSPHOTAOTFILT : Cimel Sunphotometer (CSPHOT): aerosol optical thickness, filtered data
    • CSPHOTPFN1 : Cimel Sunphotometer (CSPHOT): Aerosol phase functions derived from almucantar sky radiances
    • CSPHOTAOTFILTQA : Cimel Sunphotometer (CSPHOT): aerosol optical thickness, filtered quality assurance data
  • TDMA : Tandem Differential Mobility Analyzer Datastreams
    • TDMASIZE : Tandem Differential Mobility Analyzer: size-resolved concentrations