caps-pmex: Cavity Attenuated Phase Shift Extinction Monitor

The cavity attenuated phase shift extinction monitor is an optical extinction spectrometer that measures aerosols, broadband scatterers and absorbers of light that interact with solar radiation and influence the Earth’s radiation balance. The CAPS PMex uses a visible-light-emitting diode (LED), a sampling cell incorporating two high-reflectivity mirrors centered at the wavelength of the LED, and a vacuum photodiode detector.

Measurements

Locations

  • Fixed
  • AMF1
  • AMF2
  • AMF3

Related Publications

2016

Dubey M, A Aiken, LK Berg, A Freedman, and K Gorkowski. 2016. Two-Column Aerosol Project: Aerosol Light Extinction Measurements Field Campaign Report. Ed. by Robert Stafford, DOE ARM Climate Research Facility. DOE/SC-ARM-16-047.

Sedlacek AJ. 2016. Cavity Attenuated Phase Shift Monitor Instrument Handbook. Ed. by Robert Stafford, DOE ARM Climate Research Facility. DOE/SC-ARM-TR-155.


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