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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).

Locations

  • Fixed
  • AMF1
  • AMF2
  • AMF3

2023

Nair A, F Yu, and G Luo. 2023. "The importance of ammonia for springtime atmospheric new particle formation and aerosol number abundance over the United States." Science of The Total Environment, 863, 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2022.160756.

O’Donnell S, A Akherati, Y He, A Hodshire, J Shilling, C Kuang, J Fast, F Mei, Siegfried Schobesberger7, J Thornton, J Smith, S Jathar, and J Pierce. 2023. "Look Up: Probing the Vertical Profile of New Particle Formation and Growth in the Planetary Boundary Layer with Models and Observations." Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 128(3), e2022JD037525, 10.1029/2022JD037525.

2022

Barrett P, S Abel, H Coe, I Crawford, A Dobracki, J Haywood, S Howell, A Jones, J Langridge, G McFarquhar, G Nott, H Price, J Redemann, Y Shinozuka, K Szpek, J Taylor, R Wood, H Wu, P Zuidema, S Bauguitte, R Bennett, K Bower, H Chen, S Cochrane, M Cotterell, N Davies, D Delene, C Flynn, A Freedman, S Freitag, S Gupta, D Noone, T Onasch, J Podolske, M Poellot, S Schmidt, S Springston, A Sedlacek III, J Trembath, A Vance, M Zawadowicz, and J Zhang. 2022. "Intercomparison of airborne and surface-based measurements during the CLARIFY, ORACLES and LASIC field experiments." Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, 15(21), 10.5194/amt-15-6329-2022.
Research Highlight

Dada L, H Angot, I Beck, A Baccarini, L Quéléver, M Boyer, T Laurila, Z Brasseur, G Jozef, G de Boer, M Shupe, S Henning, S Bucci, M Dütsch, A Stohl, T Petäjä, K Daellenbach, T Jokinen, and J Schmale. 2022. "A central arctic extreme aerosol event triggered by a warm air-mass intrusion." Nature Communications, 13(1), 5290, 10.1038/s41467-022-32872-2.

Giangrande S, J Comstock, S Collis, J Shilling, K Gaustad, K Kehoe, S Xie, and D Zhang. 2022. Translator Plan: A Coordinated Vision for Fiscal Years 2023-2025. Ed. by Robert Stafford, ARM user facility. DOE/SC-ARM-22-003. 10.2172/1893730.


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