Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Climate Research Facility US Department of Energy
 

CARESSURFMET

 

Carbonaceous Aerosol and Radiation Effects Study (CARES) - Surface Meteorological Sounding

26 May 2010 - 7 July 2010

Lead Scientist: Rahul Zaveri

Observatory: OSC

The primary objective of the CARES is to study the evolution of carbonaceous aerosols and their optical and hygroscopic properties in the Sacramento urban plume as it is advected to the northeast. Carbonaceous aerosols, which include black carbon (BC), urban primary organic aerosols (POA), biomass burning aerosols (BBA), and secondary organic aerosols (SOA) from both urban and biogenic precursors, play a major role in the direct and indirect radiative forcing of climate. However, significant knowledge gaps and uncertainties still exist in the process level understanding of: 1) SOA formation, 2) BC mixing state evolution, and 3) the optical and hygroscopic properties of fresh and aged carbonaceous aerosols. The proposed instruments will provide essential meteorological information about atmospheric structure and transport.

Co-Investigators

Daniel Cziczo
William Shaw

Related Publications

2016

Shrivastava M, C Zhao, RC Easter, Y Qian, A Zelenyuk, JD Fast, Y Liu, Q Zhang, and A Guenther. 2016. "Sensitivity analysis of simulated SOA loadings using a variance-based statistical approach." Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems, 8(2), 10.1002/2015ms000554.
Research Highlight

Cappa CD, KR Kolesar, X Zhang, DB Atkinson, MS Pekour, RA Zaveri, A Zelenyuk, and Q Zhang. 2016. "Understanding the optical properties of ambient sub- and supermicron particulate matter: results from the CARES 2010 field study in northern California." Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 16(10), 10.5194/acp-16-6511-2016.

Zhao C, M Huang, JD Fast, LK Berg, Y Qian, A Guenther, D Gu, M Shrivastava, Y Liu, S Walters, G Pfister, J Jin, JE Shilling, and C Warneke. 2016. "Sensitivity of biogenic volatile organic compounds to land surface parameterizations and vegetation distributions in California." Geoscientific Model Development, 9(5), 10.5194/gmd-9-1959-2016.
Research Highlight

Kleinman L, C Kuang, A Sedlacek, G Senum, S Springston, J Wang, Q Zhang, J Jayne, J Fast, J Hubbe, J Shilling, and R Zaveri. 2016. "What do correlations tell us about anthropogenic–biogenic interactions and SOA formation in the Sacramento plume during CARES?" Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 16(3), 10.5194/acp-16-1729-2016.

2014

Wang B, RE O'Brien, ST Kelly, JE Shilling, RC Moffet, MK Gilles, and A Laskin. 2014. "Reactivity of Liquid and Semisolid Secondary Organic Carbon with Chloride and Nitrate in Atmospheric Aerosols." The Journal of Physical Chemistry A, 119(19), 10.1021/jp510336q.

Knopf DA, PA Alpert, B Wang, RE O'Brien, ST Kelly, A Laskin, MK Gilles, and RC Moffet. 2014. "Microspectroscopic imaging and characterization of individually identified ice nucleating particles from a case field study." Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 119(17), 10.1002/2014jd021866.

Setyan A, C Song, M Merkel, WB Knighton, TB Onasch, MR Canagaratna, DR Worsnop, A Wiedensohler, J Shilling, and Q Zhang. 2014. "Chemistry of new particle growth in mixed urban and biogenic emissions: Insights from CARES." Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 14(13), 10.5194/acp-14-6477-2014.

2012

Cahill JF, K Suski, JH Seinfeld, RA Zaveri, and KA Prather. 2012. "The mixing state of carbonaceous aerosol particles in Northern and Southern California measured during CARES and CalNex 2010." Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 12(22), 10.5194/acp-12-10989-2012.
Research Highlight

Fast JD, WI Gustafson, LK Berg, WJ Shaw, M Pekour, M Shrivastava, JC Barnard, RA Ferrare, CA Hostetler, JA Hair, M Erickson, BT Jobson, B Flowers, MK Dubey, S Springston, RB Pierce, L Dolislager, J Pederson, and RA Zaveri. 2012. "Transport and mixing patterns over Central California during the carbonaceous aerosol and radiative effects study (CARES)." Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 12(4), 10.5194/acp-12-1759-2012.
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Campaign Data Sets

IOP Participant Data Source Name Final Data
Dean Atkinson Cavity Ring-down Transmissometer and Radiance Research Nephelometer- T0 Site Order Data
Dean Atkinson Humidity Controlled Cavity Ring-down Transmissometer (HCCRDT)- T1 Site Order Data
James Barnard Multifilter Rotating Shadowband Radiometer- T0 Site Order Data
James Barnard Multifilter Rotating Shadowband Radiometer- T1 Site Order Data
James Barnard PSP Radiometer- T0 Site Order Data
James Barnard PSP Radiometer- T1 Site Order Data
Larry Berg Radar Wind Profiler- T1 Site Order Data
Larry Berg Radiosondes- T0 Site Order Data
Larry Berg Radiosondes- T1 Site Order Data
Larry Berg Sodar- T0 Site Order Data
Larry Berg Sodar- T1 Site Order Data
Larry Berg Surface Meteorology- T1 Site Order Data
Manvendra Dubey Gas Monitors- T1 Site Order Data
Jerome Fast Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) Model Output- T0, T1 Sites Order Data
Bertram Jobson Aerodynamic Particle Sizer- T0 Site Order Data
Bertram Jobson Carbon Monoxide, Ozone, and Nitrogen Oxides- T0 Site Order Data
Bertram Jobson Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry- T0 Site Order Data
Bertram Jobson Proton Transfer Reaction Mass Spectrometer - T0 Site Order Data
Bertram Jobson Surface Meteorology- T0 Site Order Data
Walter Knighton Proton Transfer Reaction Mass Spectrometer- T1 Site Order Data
Alena Kubatova High Volume Aerosol Sampler- T0 Site Order Data
Alena Kubatova High Volume Aerosol Sampler- T1 Site Order Data
Alexander Laskin Time Resolved Aerosol Collectors- T0 Site Order Data
Alexander Laskin Time Resolved Aerosol Collectors- T1 Site Order Data
Nels Laulainen Actinic Flux- T1 Site Order Data
Nels Laulainen JNO2- T0 Site Order Data
Claudio Mazzoleni Scanning Electron Microscope- T0 Site Order Data
Claudio Mazzoleni Scanning Electron Microscope- T1 Site Order Data
Mikhail Pekour Aerodynamic Particle Sizer- T1 Site Order Data
Mikhail Pekour Aerosol Monitoring System- T0 Site Order Data
Mikhail Pekour Aerosol Monitoring System- T1 Site Order Data
Arthur Sedlacek Aethalometer- T1 Site Order Data
Chen Song Aerosol Mass Spectrometer- T0 Site Order Data
Chen Song Scanning Mobility Particle Sizer and CPC- T0 Site Order Data
Chen Song Sulfur Dioxide Analyzer- T0 Site Order Data
R. Subramanian Single Particle Soot Photometer- T0 Site Order Data
R. Subramanian Single Particle Soot Photometer- T1 Site Order Data
Xiao-Ying Yu Organic and Elemental Carbon Analysis- T0 Site Order Data
Xiao-Ying Yu Organic and Elemental Carbon Analysis- T1 Site Order Data
Alla Zelenyuk-Imre Single Particle Laser Ablasion Time II- T0 Site Order Data
Qi Zhang Aerosol Mass Spectrometer- T1 Site Order Data
Qi Zhang Particle-Into-Liquid Sampler (PILS)- T0 Site Order Data
Qi Zhang Particle-Into-Liquid Sampler (PILS)- T1 Site Order Data
Qi Zhang Scanning Mobility Particle Sizer- T1 Site Order Data