uhsas: Ultra-High Sensitivity Aerosol Spectrometer

The Ultra-High-Sensitivity Aerosol Spectrometer (UHSAS) is an optical-scattering, laser-based aerosol particle spectrometer system for sizing particles in the 60 to 1000 nanometer (nm) range [1–3].

The instrument counts particles in up to 100 user-specified sizing bins. The instrument’s laser illuminates particles, which scatter light. The system captures the peak light signals that are generated. These signals are used for particle sizing, since the amount of light scattered correlates strongly with particle size.

The UHSAS is part of the Aerosol Observing System (AOS).

Measurements

Locations

  • Fixed
  • AMF1
  • AMF2
  • AMF3

Related Publications

2017

Fast J, L Berg, C Burleyson, J Fan, Z Feng, S Hagos, M Huang, A Guenther, A Laskin, M Ovchinnikov, J Shilling, M Shrivastava, H Xiao, R Zaveri, A Zelenyuk, C Kuang, J Wang, J Smith, D Turner, and P Gentine. 2017. Holistic Interactions of Shallow Clouds, Aerosols, and Land-Ecosystems (HI-SCALE) Field Campaign Report. Ed. by Robert Stafford, ARM Climate Research Facility. DOE/SC-ARM-17-014.

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.

Painemal D, J Chiu, P Minnis, C Yost, X Zhou, M Cadeddu, E Eloranta, E Lewis, R Ferrare, and P Kollias. 2017. "Aerosol and cloud microphysics covariability in the northeast Pacific boundary layer estimated with ship-based and satellite remote sensing observations." Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 122(4), 10.1002/2016JD025771.

2016

Uin J. 2016. Ultra-High-Sensitivity Aerosol Spectrometer Instrument Handbook. Ed. by Robert Stafford, DOE ARM Climate Research Facility. DOE/SC-ARM-TR-163.

2015

Kassianov E, LK Berg, M Pekour, J Barnard, D Chand, C Flynn, M Ovchinnikov, A Sedlacek, B Schmid, J Shilling, J Tomlinson, and J Fast. 2015. "Airborne Aerosol in Situ Measurements during TCAP: A Closure Study of Total Scattering." Atmosphere, 6(8), 10.3390/atmos6081069.

2013

Tomlinson J, F Mei, J Comstock, J Hubbe, B Schmid, C Song, J Shilling, D Chand, and M Pekour. 2013. Characterization of the ARM Aerial Facility Optically Based Aerosol Instrumentation. Presented at 4th Atmospheric System Research (ASR) Science Team Meeting. Potomac, MD.

Senum G and J Tomlinson. 2013. Aerosol Flux Measurements in CARES and TCAP. Presented at 4th Atmospheric System Research (ASR) Science Team Meeting. Potomac, MD.

2012

Senum G and C Kuang. 2012. Inter-comparison of Aerosol Hygroscopic Properties as Measured by Several Instruments in the Summer 2011 Aerosol Lifecycle IOP. Presented at 3rd Atmospheric System Research (ASR) Science Team Meeting. Arlington, VA.

Zaveri RA, WJ Shaw, DJ Cziczo, B Schmid, RA Ferrare, ML Alexander, M Alexandrov, RJ Alvarez, WP Arnott, DB Atkinson, S Baidar, RM Banta, JC Barnard, J Beranek, LK Berg, F Brechtel, WA Brewer, JF Cahill, B Cairns, CD Cappa, D Chand, S China, JM Comstock, MK Dubey, RC Easter, MH Erickson, JD Fast, C Floerchinger, BA Flowers, E Fortner, JS Gaffney, MK Gilles, K Gorkowski, WI Gustafson, M Gyawali, J Hair, RM Hardesty, RW Harworth, S Herndon, N Hiranuma, C Hostetler, JM Hubbe, JT Jayne, H Jeong, BT Jobson, EI Kassianov, LI Kleinman, C Kluzek, B Knighton, KR Kolesar, C Kuang, A Kubatova, AO Langford, A Laskin, N Laulainen, RD Marchbanks, C Mazzoleni, F Mei, RC Moffet, D Nelson, MD Obland, H Oetjen, TB Onasch, I Ortega, M Ottaviani, M Pekour, KA Prather, JG Radney, RR Rogers, SP Sandberg, A Sedlacek, CJ Senff, G Senum, A Setyan, JE Shilling, M Shrivastava, C Song, SR Springston, R Subramanian, K Suski, J Tomlinson, R Volkamer, HW Wallace, J Wang, AM Weickmann, DR Worsnop, XY Yu, A Zelenyuk, and Q Zhang. 2012. "Overview of the 2010 Carbonaceous Aerosols and Radiative Effects Study (CARES)." Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 12(16), 10.5194/acp-12-7647-2012.


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