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The scanning mobility particle sizer (SMPS) is a particle size spectrometer that measures the aerosol number size distribution by sizing particles based on their electrical mobility diameter using a differential mobility analyzer (DMA) and by counting particles using a condensation particle counter (CPC). It measures aerosol concentration and aerosol particle size distribution.

The SMPS can measure the aerosol number size distribution in the particle diameter range from 10 to 500 nanometers (Regular SMPS) and from 2 to 150 nanometers (Nano SMPS).

The SMPS is part of the aerosol observing system (AOS).

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2022

Shupe M, M Rex, B Blomquist, P Persson, J Schmale, T Uttal, D Althausen, H Angot, S Archer, L Bariteau, I Beck, J Bilberry, S Bucci, C Buck, M Boyer, Z Brasseur, I Brooks, R Calmer, J Cassano, V Castro, D Chu, D Costa, C Cox, J Creamean, S Crewell, S Dahlke, E Damm, G de Boer, H Deckelmann, K Dethloff, M Dütsch, K Ebell, A Ehrlich, J Ellis, R Engelmann, A Fong, M Frey, M Gallagher, L Ganzeveld, R Gradinger, J Graeser, V Greenamyer, H Griesche, S Griffiths, J Hamilton, G Heinemann, D Helmig, A Herber, C Heuzé, J Hofer, T Houchens, D Howard, J Inoue, H Jacobi, R Jaiser, T Jokinen, O Jourdan, G Jozef, W King, A Kirchgaessner, M Klingebiel, M Krassovski, T Krumpen, A Lampert, W Landing, T Laurila, D Lawrence, M Lonardi, B Loose, C Lüpkes, M Maahn, A Macke, W Maslowski, C Marsay, M Maturilli, M Mech, S Morris, M Moser, M Nicolaus, P Ortega, J Osborn, F Pätzold, D Perovich, T Petäjä, C Pilz, R Pirazzini, K Posman, H Powers, K Pratt, A Preußer, L Quéléver, M Radenz, B Rabe, A Rinke, T Sachs, A Schulz, H Siebert, T Silva, A Solomon, A Sommerfeld, G Spreen, M Stephens, A Stohl, G Svensson, J Uin, J Viegas, C Voigt, P von der Gathen, B Wehner, J Welker, M Wendisch, M Werner, Z Xie, and F Yue. 2022. "Overview of the MOSAiC expedition—Atmosphere." Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene, 10(1), 10.1525/elementa.2021.00060.
Research Highlight

2021

Petters M. 2021. "Revisiting matrix-based inversion of scanning mobility particle sizer (SMPS) and humidified tandem differential mobility analyzer (HTDMA) data." Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, 14(12), 10.5194/amt-14-7909-2021.

Wainwright C, R Chang, and D Richter. 2021. "Aerosol activation in radiation fog at the Atmospheric Radiation Program Southern Great Plains site." Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 126(22), e2021JD035358, 10.1029/2021JD035358.

Testa B, T Hill, N Marsden, K Barry, C Hume, Q Bian, J Uetake, H Hare, R Perkins, O Möhler, S Kreidenweis, and P DeMott. 2021. "Ice nucleating particle connections to regional Argentinian land surface emissions and weather during the Cloud, Aerosol, and Complex Terrain Interactions experiment." Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 126(23), e2021JD035186, 10.1029/2021JD035186.

Rose C, M Collaud Coen, E Andrews, Y Lin, I Bossert, C Lund Myhre, T Tuch, A Wiedensohler, M Fiebig, P Aalto, A Alastuey, E Alonso-Blanco, M Andrade, B Artíñano, T Arsov, U Baltensperger, S Bastian, O Bath, J Beukes, B Brem, N Bukowiecki, J Casquero-Vera, S Conil, K Eleftheriadis, O Favez, H Flentje, M Gini, F Gómez-Moreno, M Gysel-Beer, A Hallar, I Kalapov, N Kalivitis, A Kasper-Giebl, M Keywood, J Kim, S Kim, A Kristensson, M Kulmala, H Lihavainen, N Lin, H Lyamani, A Marinoni, S Martins Dos Santos, O Mayol-Bracero, F Meinhardt, M Merkel, J Metzger, N Mihalopoulos, J Ondracek, M Pandolfi, N Pérez, T Petäjä, J Petit, D Picard, J Pichon, V Pont, J Putaud, F Reisen, K Sellegri, S Sharma, G Schauer, P Sheridan, J Sherman, A Schwerin, R Sohmer, M Sorribas, J Sun, P Tulet, V Vakkari, P van Zyl, F Velarde, P Villani, S Vratolis, Z Wagner, S Wang, K Weinhold, R Weller, M Yela, V Zdimal, and P Laj. 2021. "Seasonality of the particle number concentration and size distribution: a global analysis retrieved from the network of Global Atmosphere Watch (GAW) near-surface observatories." Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 21(22), 10.5194/acp-21-17185-2021.


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