smps: Scanning mobility particle sizer

The Scanning Mobile 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).

Measurements

Locations

  • Fixed
  • AMF1
  • AMF2
  • AMF3

Related Publications

2018

PZ, M Alvarado, C Chiu, S DeSzoeke, C Fairall, G Feingold, A Freedman, S Ghan, J Haywood, P Kollias, E Lewis, G McFarquhar, A McComiskey, D Mechem, T Onasch, J Redemann, D Romps, D Turner, H Wang, R Wood, S Yuter, and P Zhu. 2018. Layered Atlantic Smoke Interactions with Clouds (LASIC) Field Campaign Report. Ed. by Robert Stafford, ARM Climate Research Facility. DOE/SC-ARM-18-018.

Stolzenburg M and P McMurry. 2018. "Method to assess performance of scanning mobility particle sizer (SMPS) instruments and software." Aerosol Science and Technology, 52(6), 10.1080/02786826.2018.1455962.

Osborne M, C Fox, J Langridge, and J Haywood. 2018. Scanning Mobility Particle Sizer-Portable Optical Particle Spectrometer Intercomparison Field Campaign Report. Ed. by Robert Stafford, ARM Climate Research Facility. DOE/SC-ARM-18-013.

Mahish M, A Jefferson, and D Collins. 2018. "Influence of Common Assumptions Regarding Aerosol Composition and Mixing State on Predicted CCN Concentration." Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 9(2), 10.3390/atmos9020054.

2017

Zaveri R, J Shilling, A Zelenyuk, J Liu, D Bell, E D'Ambro, C Gaston, J Thornton, A Laskin, P Lin, J Wilson, R Easter, J Wang, A Bertram, S Martin, J Seinfeld, and D Worsnop. 2017. "Growth kinetics and size distribution dynamics of viscous secondary organic aerosol." Environmental Science & Technology, 52(3), 10.1021/acs.est.7b04623.

Smith J, H Stark, E Browne, and D Hanson. 2017. HI-SCALE Nanoparticle Composition and Precursors Field Campaign Report. Ed. by Robert Stafford, ARM Climate Research Facility. DOE/SC-ARM-17-023.

Bullard RL, C Kuang, J Uin, S Smith, and SR Springston. 2017. Aerosol Inlet Characterization Experiment Report. Ed. by Robert Stafford, ARM Climate Research Facility. DOE/SC-ARM-TR-191.

2016

Wang J. 2016. Deployment of ARM Aerial Facility Scanning Mobility Particle Sizer Field Campaign Report. Ed. by Robert Stafford, ARM Climate Research Facility. DOE/SC-ARM-16-050.

Wang J. 2016. Deployment of ARM Aerial Facility (AAF) Scanning Mobility Particle Sizer Field Campaign Report. Ed. by Robert Stafford, DOE ARM Climate Research Facility. DOE/SC-ARM-16-014.

Kuang C. 2016. Scanning Mobility Particle Spectrometer Instrument Handbook. Ed. by Robert Stafford, ARM Climate Research Facility. DOE/SC-ARM-TR-147.


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