aeth: Aethalometer

The aethalometer provides a real-time readout of the concentration of “black” or “elemental” carbon aerosol particles (BC or E) in an air stream. It measures the rate of change of optical transmission through a spot on a filter where aerosol is continuously collected and calculates the concentration of optically absorbing material in the sample. With a built-in reference check of the optical source and a mass flowmeter to monitor air flow rate, the aethalometer calculates the mean BC content of the sampled air stream and provides on-the-spot readout.

Measurements

Locations

  • Fixed
  • AMF1
  • AMF2
  • AMF3

Related Publications

2018

Cirino G, J Brito, H Barbosa, L Rizzo, P Tunved, S de Sá, J Jimenez, B Palm, S Carbone, J Lavric, R Souza, S Wolff, D Walter, J Tota, M Oliveira, S Martin, and P Artaxo. 2018. "Observations of Manaus urban plume evolution and interaction with biogenic emissions in GoAmazon 2014/5." Atmospheric Environment, 191, 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2018.08.031.

de Sá S, B Palm, P Campuzano-Jost, D Day, W Hu, G Isaacman-VanWertz, L Yee, J Brito, S Carbone, I Ribeiro, G Cirino, Y Liu, R Thalman, A Sedlacek, A Funk, C Schumacher, J Shilling, J Schneider, P Artaxo, A Goldstein, R Souza, J Wang, K McKinney, H Barbosa, M Alexander, J Jimenez, and S Martin. 2018. "Urban influence on the concentration and composition of submicron particulate matter in central Amazonia." Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 18(16), 10.5194/acp-18-12185-2018.

PZ, M Alvarado, C Chiu, S DeSzoeke, C Fairall, G Feingold, A Freedman, S Ghan, J Haywood, P Kollias, E Lewis, G McFarquhar, A McComiskey, D Mechem, T Onasch, J Redemann, D Romps, D Turner, H Wang, R Wood, S Yuter, and P Zhu. 2018. Layered Atlantic Smoke Interactions with Clouds (LASIC) Field Campaign Report. Ed. by Robert Stafford, ARM Climate Research Facility. DOE/SC-ARM-18-018.

2016

Evangeliou N, Y Balkanski, W Hao, A Petkov, R Silverstein, R Corley, B Nordgren, S Urbanski, S Eckhardt, A Stohl, P Tunved, S Crepinsek, A Jefferson, S Sharma, J Nøjgaard, and H Skov. 2016. "Wildfires in northern Eurasia affect the budget of black carbon in the Arctic – a 12-year retrospective synopsis (2002–2013)." Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 16(12), 10.5194/acp-16-7587-2016.

Sedlacek AJ. 2016. Aethalometer Instrument Handbook. Ed. by Robert Stafford, DOE ARM Climate Research Facility. DOE/SC-ARM-TR-156.

2015

Barrett TE, EM Robinson, S Usenko, and RJ Sheesley. 2015. "Source contributions to wintertime elemental and organic carbon in the western Arctic based on radiocarbon and tracer apportionment." Environmental Science & Technology, 49(19), 10.1021/acs.est.5b03081.

Visser S, JG Slowik, M Furger, P Zotter, N Bukowiecki, R Dressler, U Flechsig, K Appel, DC Green, AH Tremper, DE Young, PI Williams, JD Allan, SC Herndon, LR Williams, C Mohr, L Xu, NL Ng, A Detournay, JF Barlow, CH Halios, ZL Fleming, U Baltensperger, and AS Prevot. 2015. "Kerb and urban increment of highly time-resolved trace elements in PM10, PM2.5 and PM1 winter aerosol in London during ClearfLo 2012." Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 15, 10.5194/acp-15-2367-2015.

2011

Andrews E, JA Ogren, P Bonasoni, A Marinoni, E Cuevas, S Rodriguez, JY Sun, DA Jaffe, EV Fischer, U Baltensperger, E Weingertner, M Collaud Coen, S Sharma, AM Macdonald, WR Leaitch, N Lin, P Laj, T Arsov, I Kalapov, A Jefferson, and PJ Sheridan. 2011. "Climatology of aerosol radiative properties in the free troposphere." Atmospheric Research, 102(4), 10.1016/j.atmosres.2011.08.017.

2009

Aiken AC, D Salcedo, MJ Cubison, JA Huffman, PF DeCarlo, IM Ulbrich, KS Docherty, D Sueper, JR Kimmel, DR Worsnop, A Trimborn, M Northway, EA Stone, JJ Schauer, R Volkamer, E Fortner, B de Foy, J Wang, A Laskin, V Shutthanandan, J Zheng, R Zhang, J Gaffney, NA Marley, G Paredes-Miranda, WP Arnott, LT Molina, G Sosa, and JL Jimenez. 2009. "Mexico City aerosol analysis during MILAGRO using high resolution aerosol mass spectrometry at the urban Sspersite (T0) - Part 1: Fine particle composition and organic source apportionment." Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 9(17), 10.5194/acp-9-6633-2009.

Paredes-Miranda G, WP Arnott, JL Jimenez, AC Aiken, JS Gaffney, and NA Marley. 2009. "Primary and secondary contributions to aerosol light scattering and absorption in Mexico City during the MILAGRO 2006 campaign." Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 9(11), 10.5194/acp-9-3721-2009.


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