smps: Scanning mobility particle sizer

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).

Measurements

Locations

  • Fixed
  • AMF1
  • AMF2
  • AMF3

Active Instrument Locations

Facility Name Instrument Start Date
Lamont, OK (Extended and Co-located with C1) 2016-11-15

2020

Watson T, A Aiken, Q Zhang, P Croteau, T Onasch, L Williams, and C Flynn. 2020. Second ARM Aerosol Chemical Speciation Monitor Users’ Meeting Report. Ed. by Robert Stafford, ARM user facility. DOE/SC-ARM-TR-249.

Lee J, M Dubey, A Aiken, P Chylek, and C Carrico. 2020. "Optical and chemical analysis of absorption enhancement by mixed carbonaceous aerosols in the 2019 Woodbury, AZ fire plume." Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, , 10.1029/2020JD032399. ONLINE.

Zheng G, A Sedlacek, A Aiken, Y Feng, T Watson, S Raveh-Rubin, J Uin, E Lewis, and J Wang. 2020. "Long-range transported North American wildfire aerosols observed in marine boundary layer of eastern North Atlantic." Environment International, 139, 10.1016/j.envint.2020.105680.

Laing J, D Jaffe, and A Sedlacek, III. 2020. "Comparison of Filter-based Absorption Measurements of Biomass Burning Aerosol and Background Aerosol at the Mt. Bachelor Observatory." Aerosol and Air Quality Research, 20(4), 10.4209/aaqr.2019.06.0298.

Lawler M, D Draper, and J Smith. 2020. "Atmospheric fungal nanoparticle bursts." Science Advances, 6(3), 10.1126/sciadv.aax9051.
Research Highlight

2019

Shen Y, A Virkkula, A Ding, K Luoma, H Keskinen, P Aalto, X Chi, X Qi, W Nie, X Huang, T Petäjä, M Kulmala, and V Kerminen. 2019. "Estimating cloud condensation nuclei number concentrations using aerosol optical properties: role of particle number size distribution and parameterization." Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 19(24), 10.5194/acp-19-15483-2019.

Gunsch M, J Liu, C Moffett, R Sheesley, N Wang, Q Zhang, T Watson, and K Pratt. 2019. "Diesel Soot and Amine-Containing Organic Sulfate Aerosols in an Arctic Oil Field." Environmental Science & Technology, 54(1), 10.1021/acs.est.9b04825.

Shilling J, M Zawadowicz, J Liu, R Zaveri, and A Zelenyuk. 2019. "Photochemical Aging Alters Secondary Organic Aerosol Partitioning Behavior." ACS Earth and Space Chemistry, 3(22), 10.1021/acsearthspacechem.9b00248.
Research Highlight

Varble A, S Nesbitt, P Salio, E Avila, P Borque, P DeMott, G McFarquhar, S van den Heever, E Zipser, D Gochis, R Houze, M Jensen, P Kollias, S Kreidenweis, R Leung, K Rasmussen, D Romps, and C Williams. 2019. Cloud, Aerosol, and Complex Terrain Interactions (CACTI) Field Campaign Report. Ed. by Robert Stafford, ARM user facility. DOE/SC-ARM-19-028.

Song M, A Maclean, Y Huang, N Smith, S Blair, J Laskin, A Laskin, W DeRieux, Y Li, M Shiraiwa, S Nizkorodov, and A Bertram. 2019. "Liquid–liquid phase separation and viscosity within secondary organic aerosol generated from diesel fuel vapors." Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 19(19), 10.5194/acp-19-12515-2019.


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