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

Cirino G, J Brito, H Barbosa, L Rizzo, P Tunved, S de Sá, J Jimenez, B Palm, S Carbone, J Lavric, R Souza, S Wolff, D Walter, J Tota, M Oliveira, S Martin, and P Artaxo. 2018. "Observations of Manaus urban plume evolution and interaction with biogenic emissions in GoAmazon 2014/5." Atmospheric Environment, 191, 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2018.08.031.

Lacher L, P DeMott, E Levin, K Suski, Y Boose, A Zipori, E Herrmann, N Bukowiecki, M Steinbacher, E Gute, J Abbatt, U Lohmann, and Z Kanji. 2018. "Background Free-Tropospheric Ice Nucleating Particle Concentrations at Mixed-Phase Cloud Conditions." Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 123(18), 10.1029/2018JD028338.

Forestieri S, T Helgestad, A Lambe, L Renbaum-Wolff, D Lack, P Massoli, E Cross, M Dubey, C Mazzoleni, J Olfert, A Sedlacek III, A Freedman, P Davidovits, T Onasch, and C Cappa. 2018. "Measurement and modeling of the multiwavelength optical properties of uncoated flame-generated soot." Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 18(16), 10.5194/acp-18-12141-2018.

Varble A, S Nesbit, P Salio, E Zipser, S van den Heever, G McFarquhar, P Kollias, S Kreidenweis, P DeMott, M Jensen, R Houze, Jr., K Rasmussen, R Leung, D Romps, D Gochis, E Avila, and C Williams. 2018. Cloud, Aerosol, and Complex Terrain Interactions (CACTI) Science Plan. Ed. by Robert Stafford, DOE ARM Climate Research Facility. DOE/SC-ARM-17-004.

Hodshire A, B Palm, M Alexander, Q Bian, P Campuzano-Jost, E Cross, D Day, S de Sá, A Guenther, A Hansel, J Hunter, W Jud, T Karl, S Kim, J Kroll, J Park, Z Peng, R Seco, J Smith, J Jimenez, and J Pierce. 2018. "Constraining nucleation, condensation, and chemistry in oxidation flow reactors using size-distribution measurements and aerosol microphysical modeling." Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 18(16), 10.5194/acp-18-12433-2018.

Chen H, S Chee, M Lawler, K Barsanti, B Wong, and J Smith. 2018. "Size resolved chemical composition of nanoparticles from reactions of sulfuric acid with ammonia and dimethylamine." Aerosol Science and Technology, 52(10), 10.1080/02786826.2018.1490005.

Xing L, M Shrivastava, T Fu, P Roldin, Y Qian, L Xu, N Ng, J Shilling, A Zelenyuk, and C Cappa. 2018. " Parameterized Yields of Semivolatile Products from Isoprene Oxidation under Different NO Levels: Impacts of Chemical Aging and Wall-Loss of Reactive Gases ." Environmental Science & Technology, 52(16), 10.1021/acs.est.8b00373.

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.


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