iap: In-situ Aerosol Profiles (Cessna Aerosol Flights)

The In Situ Aerosol Profiles (IAP) campaign is a joint effort between the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) user facility and the Climate Monitoring and Diagnostics Laboratory (CMDL) of the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The objective is to obtain a statistically significant data set of the vertical distribution of aerosol properties (e.g., light scattering and absorption, particle chemistry) by flying a Cessna light aircraft over the SGP site. By using a similar aerosol instrument package as the aerosol observing system (AOS) at SGP, the aircraft will fly level legs at altitudes between 500 m and 3500 m several times per week. See the IAP website for more information.


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Andrews E, J Ogren, S Kinne, and B Samset. 2017. "Comparison of AOD, AAOD and column single scattering albedo from AERONET retrievals and in situ profiling measurements." Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 17(9), 10.5194/acp-17-6041-2017.


Kulawik S, C O'Dell, V Payne, L Kuai, H Worden, S Biraud, C Sweeney, B Stephens, L Iraci, E Yates, and T Tanaka. 2016. "Lower-tropospheric CO2 from near-infrared ACOS-GOSAT observations." Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 17(8), 10.5194/acp-17-5407-2017.

Inoue M, I Morino, O Uchino, T Nakatsuru, Y Yoshida, T Yokota, D Wunch, PO Wennberg, CM Roehl, DW Griffith, V Velazco, NM Deutscher, T Warneke, J Notholt, J Robinson, V Sherlock, F Hase, T Blumenstock, M Rettinger, R Sussmann, E Kyro, R Kivi, K Shiomi, S Kawakami, M De Maziere, SG Arnold, DG Feist, EA Barrow, J Barney, M Dubey, M Schneider, LT Iraci, JR Podolske, PW Hillyard, T Machid, Y Sawa, K Tsuboi, H Matsueda, C Sweeney, PP Tans, AE Andrews, SC Biraud, Y Fukuyama, JV Pittman, EA Kort, and T Tanaka. 2016. "Bias Corrections of GOSAT SWIR XCO2 and XCH4 with TCCON Data and Their Evaluation Using Aircraft Measurement Data." Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, 9(8), 10.5194/amt-9-3491-2016.


Tadić J, V Ilić, and S Biraud. 2015. "Examination of geostatistical and machine-learning techniques as interpolators in anisotropic atmospheric environments." Atmospheric Environment, 111, 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2015.03.063.


Inoue M, I Morino, O Uchino, Y Miyamoto, T Saeki, Y Yoshida, T Yokota, C Sweeney, PP Tans, SC Biraud, T Machida, JV Pittman, EA Kort, T Tanaka, S Kawakami, Y Sawa, K Tsuboi, and H Matsueda. 2014. "Validation of XCH4 derived from SWIR spectra of GOSAT TANSO-FTS with aircraft measurement data." Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, 7, 10.5194/amt-7-2987-2014.


Miller SM, SC Wofsy, AM Michalak, EA Kort, AE Andrews, SC Biraud, EJ Dlugokencky, J Elszkeiwicz, ML Fischer, G Janssens-Maenhout, BR Miller, JB Miller, SA Montzka, T Nehrkorn, and C Sweeney. 2013. "Anthropogenic emissions of methane in the United States." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 110(50), 10.1073/pnas.1314392110.
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Inoue M, I Morino, O Uchino, Y Miyamoto, Y Yoshida, T Yokota, T Machida, Y Sawa, H Matsueda, C Sweeney, P Tans, A Andrews, S Biraud, T Tanaka, S Kawakami, and P Patra. 2013. "Validation of XCO2 derived from SWIR spectra of GOSAT TANSO-FTS with aircraft measurement data." Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 13(19), 10.5194/acp-13-9771-2013.

Kulawik SS, JR Worden, SC Wofsy, SC Biraud, R Nassar, DB Jones, ET Olsen, R Jimenez, S Park, GW Santoni, BC Daube, JV Pittman, BB Stephens, EA Kort, and GB Osterman. 2013. "Comparison of improved Aura Tropospheric Emission Spectrometer CO2 with HIPPO and SGP aircraft profile measurements." Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 13(6), 10.5194/acp-13-3205-2013.


Vogelmann AM, GM McFarquhar, JA Ogren, DD Turner, JM Comstock, G Feingold, CN Long, HH Jonsson, A Bucholtz, DR Collins, GS Diskin, H Gerber, RP Lawson, RK Woods, E Andrews, HJ Yang, JC Chiu, D Hartsock, JM Hubbe, CM Lo, A Marshak, JW Monroe, SA McFarlane, B Schmid, JM Tomlinson, and T Toto. 2012. "RACORO Extended-Term Aircraft Observations of Boundary Layer Clouds." Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 93(6), 10.1175/bams-d-11-00189.1.


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.

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