aps: Aerodynamic Particle Sizer

The Aerodynamic Particle Sizer (APS) is a particle size spectrometer that measures both the particle aerodynamic diameter based on particle time-of-flight and optical diameter based on scattered light intensity. The APS provides the number size distribution for particles with aerodynamic diameters from 0.5 to 20 micrometers and with optical diameters from 0.3 to 20 micrometers.

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

Measurements

Locations

  • Fixed
  • AMF1
  • AMF2
  • AMF3

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2018

Varble A, S Nesbit, P Salio, E Zipser, S van den Heever, G McFarquhar, P Kollias, S Kreidenweis, P DeMott, M Jensen, R Houze, Jr., K Rasmussen, R Leung, D Romps, D Gochis, E Avila, and C Williams. 2018. Cloud, Aerosol, and Complex Terrain Interactions (CACTI) Science Plan. Ed. by Robert Stafford, DOE ARM Climate Research Facility. DOE/SC-ARM-17-004.

Pekour MS and LK Berg. 2018. Aerosol and Cloud Experiments in the Eastern North Atlantic (ACE-ENA) Winter Intensive Operational Period: Aerodynamic Particle Sizer Field Campaign Report. Ed. by Robert Stafford, ARM user facility. DOE/SC-ARM-18-025.

2017

Reddington C, K Carslaw, P Stier, N Schutgens, H Coe, D Liu, J Allan, J Browse, K Pringle, L Lee, M Yoshioka, J Johnson, L Regayre, D Spracklen, G Mann, A Clarke, M Hermann, S Henning, H Wex, T Kristensen, W Leaitch, U Pöschl, D Rose, M Andreae, J Schmale, Y Kondo, N Oshima, J Schwarz, A Nenes, B Anderson, G Roberts, J Snider, C Leck, P Quinn, X Chi, A Ding, J Jimenez, and Q Zhang. 2017. "THE Global Aerosol Synthesis and Science Project (GASSP): Measurements and modelling to reduce uncertainty." Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 98(9), 10.1175/BAMS-D-15-00317.1.

Kassianov E, M Pekour, C Flynn, L Berg, J Beranek, A Zelenyuk, C Zhao, L Leung, P Ma, L Riihimaki, J Fast, J Barnard, A Hallar, I McCubbin, E Eloranta, A McComiskey, and P Rasch. 2017. "Large Contribution of Coarse Mode to Aerosol Microphysical and Optical Properties: Evidence from Ground-based Observations of a Trans-Pacific Dust Outbreak at a High-Elevation North American Site." Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 74(5), 10.1175/JAS-D-16-0256.1.
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2016

Hiranuma N, O Möhler, G Kulkarni, M Schnaiter, S vogt, P Vochezer, E Järvinen, R Wagner, DM Bell, J Wilson, A Zelenyuk, and DJ Cziczo. 2016. "Development and characterization of an ice-selecting pumped counterflow virtual impactor (IS-PCVI) to study ice crystal residuals." Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, 9(8), 10.5194/amt-9-3817-2016.
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Cappa CD, KR Kolesar, X Zhang, DB Atkinson, MS Pekour, RA Zaveri, A Zelenyuk, and Q Zhang. 2016. "Understanding the optical properties of ambient sub- and supermicron particulate matter: results from the CARES 2010 field study in northern California." Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 16(10), 10.5194/acp-16-6511-2016.

Zamora LM, RA Kahn, MJ Cubison, GS Diskin, JL Jimenez, Y Kondo, GM McFarquhar, A Nenes, KL Thornhill, A Wisthaler, A Zelenyuk, and LD Ziemba. 2016. "Aircraft-measured indirect cloud effects from biomass burning smoke in the Arctic and subarctic." Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 16(2), 10.5194/acp-16-715-2016.

2015

de Boer G, B Dafflon, A Guenther, D Moore, B Schmid, S Serbin, and A Vogelmann. 2015. Climate and Environmental Sciences Division Aerial Observation Needs Workshop May 13-14, 2015 Report. Ed. by Robert Stafford, DOE ARM Climate Research Facility. DOE/SC-0179.

Atkinson DB, JG Radney, J Lum, KR Kolesar, DJ Cziczo, MS Pekour, Q Zhang, A Setyan, A Zelenyuk, and CD Cappa. 2015. "Aerosol optical hygroscopicity measurements during the 2010 CARES campaign." Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 15(8), 10.5194/acp-15-4045-2015.

2011

de Leeuw G, EL Andreas, MD Anguelova, ER Lewis, C O'Dowd, M Schulz, and SE Schwartz. 2011. "Production flux of sea spray aerosol." Reviews of Geophysics, 49(2), RG2001, 10.1029/2010rg000349.
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