Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Climate Research Facility US Department of Energy
 
 

Aerosol Life Cycle IOP at BNL

1 June 2011 - 31 August 2011

Lead Scientist: Arthur Sedlacek

Observatory: OSC

Intensive aerosol observations were conducted in a region exposed to anthropogenic, biogenic, and marine emissions with atmospheric processing times depending on air mass trajectories and time of day.

There were three main foci of the planned IOP that took advantage of the unique capabilities provided by new instrumentation in the MAOS:

  1. Aerosol light absorption: How does the aerosol mass absorption coefficient (absorption per unit mass of BC) vary with atmospheric processing? Do observations agree with a shell-core model?

  2. Secondary organic aerosol (SOA): How does the amount and formation rate of SOA vary with atmospheric processing and sources? Can heretofore unavailable measurements of oxygenated VOCs (from high resolution PTR-MS) explain the “excess” SOA observed in other locations?

  3. Aerosol as CCN: What is the effect of different organic components on CCN formation?

Co-Investigators

Larry Kleinman
Yin-Nan Lee
Gunnar Senum
Stephen Springston
Jian Wang

Related Publications

2017

Zhou S. 2017. Characterizing Ambient Organic Aerosol Properties, Sources, and Processes via Aerosol Mass Spectrometry [Thesis]. Davis, California: University of California, Davis.

2016

Zhou S, S Collier, J Xu, F Mei, J Wang, Y Lee, AI Sedlacek, SR Springston, Y Sun, and Q Zhang. 2016. "Influences of upwind emission sources and atmospheric processing on aerosol chemistry and properties at a rural location in the Northeastern US." Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 121(10), 10.1002/2015jd024568.
Research Highlight

2013

Fast J, Q Zhang, A Tilp, T Shippert, C Parworth, and F Mei. 2013. Organic Aerosol Component (OACOMP) Value-Added Product Report. U.S. Department of Energy. DOE/SC-ARM-TR-131.

Zhang Q, C Parworth, S Zhou, J Fast, T Shippert, C Sivaraman, F Mei, and A Tilp. 2013. Organic Aerosol Value-added Product: Method Development and Year-long Results from SGP. Presented at 4th Atmospheric System Research (ASR) Science Team Meeting. Potomac, MD.

Zhang Q, S Zhou, J Xu, F Mei, J Wang, S Springston, A Sedlacek, and Y Lee. 2013. Understanding Sources and Processes of Submicron Particles at an Urban Downwind Location: Results from DOE ALC-IOP at BNL. Presented at 4th Atmospheric System Research (ASR) Science Team Meeting. Potomac, MD.

Sedlacek A, E Lewis, T Onasch, A Lambe, P Davidovits, and L Kleinman. 2013. Probing rBC-containing Particle Morphology with a Single-particle Soot Photometer (SP2). Presented at 4th Atmospheric System Research (ASR) Science Team Meeting. Potomac, MD.

Mei F and J Wang. 2013. Kinetics of CCN Activation and Droplet Growth Observed in Recent Field Campaigns. Presented at 4th Atmospheric System Research (ASR) Science Team Meeting. Potomac, MD.

Mei F and J Wang. 2013. Kinetics of CCN Activation and Droplet Growth Observed in Recent Field Campaigns. Presented at 93th Annual American Meteorological Society (AMS) Meeting. Austin, TX.

2012

Springston SR and AJ Sedlacek. 2012. Three Campaigns for the New Mobile Aerosol Observing System. Presented at Fall American Geophysical Union Meeting. San Francisco, CA.

Sedlacek AJ, ER Lewis, TB Onasch, AT Lambe, D Davidovits, and LI Kleinman. 2012. Probing Black Carbon-containing Particle Microphysics with the Single-Particle Soot Photometer (SP2). Presented at Fall American Geophysical Union Meeting. San Francisco, CA.


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Campaign Data Sets

IOP Participant Data Source Name Final Data
Manvendra Dubey Photoacoustic Soot Spectrometer Order Data
Laurie Gregory CIMEL Sunphotometer Order Data
Gannet Hallar Nano-Scanning Mobility Particle Sizer (SMPS) Order Data
Michael Jensen Meteorological Temperature Profiler Order Data
Michael Jensen Radar Wind Profiler Order Data
Chongai Kuang Scanning mobility particle sizer Order Data
Shanhu Lee Chemical Ionization Mass Spectrometer Order Data
Shanhu Lee Chemical Ionization Mass Spectrometer Order Data
Shanhu Lee Particle Size Magnifier Order Data
Yin-Nan Lee Particle-Into-Liquid Sampler (PILS) Order Data
Yin-Nan Lee Photon Transfer Reaction Mass Spectrometer Order Data
Fan Mei Aerosol Chemical Speciation Monitor Order Data
Arthur Sedlacek Single Particle Soot Photometer Order Data
Stephen Springston Meteorological Data Order Data
Stephen Springston Particle Soot Absorption Photometer Order Data
Stephen Springston Trace Gases Order Data
Qi Zhang Aerosol Mass Spectrometer Order Data
Qi Zhang Aerosol Mass Spectrometer Order Data