NOAA R/V Ronald H. Brown
Last updated 27-February-2001

Please Note:  Everyone sailing on the Ronald H. Brown must submit a health form.

Final Project Instructions, version 7-February-01, in PDF format and in MS word format.

Schedule:
Arrive in Honolulu: 8-March 2001
Depart Honolulu, Hawaii: 14-March 2001 for a 38 day cruise
Arrive  Yokosuku, Japan: 20-April 2001
 
 

Proposed Cruise Track

Contact person:

Tim Bates, NOAA/PMEL, bates@pmel.noaa.gov

Shipboard measurements during the 2001 ACE-Asia intensive field operations will contribute to the regional characterization of aerosol properties by providing data downwind of the continent. Ship operations will be directed to sample regional aerosol features (e.g. dust outbreaks, urban and industrial plumes) under different synoptic meteorological patterns and at various distances from shore. The goals of these studies are to:


The following PIs have been funded to participate:
 
Organizations Participating
PI
NOAA-PMEL Tim Bates, Trish Quinn, Jim Johnson 
University of Washington Dave Covert
Naval Postgraduate School Phil Durkee
Institute for Tropospheric Research, Leipzig, Germany Alfred Wiedensohler
UC Riverside Kimberly Prather
Brookhaven National Laboratory Michael Reynolds, Mark Miller
Rutgers University Barb Turpin
Princeton University Lynn Russell
University of Illinois Mark Rood
Institute of Low Temperature Science, Hokkaido University (ILTSa) Kimitaka Kawamura 
Scripps Institute of Oceanography Piotr Flatau, Robert Frouin, Greg Mitchell
NASA GSFC, University of Maryland Judd Welton
Academia Sinica of Taiwan Tai Chen
Arizona State University Jim Anderson
ANSTO Wlodek Zahorowski
UC Davis Thomas Cahill, 
Kevin Perry
University of Wisconsin James Schauer

 
Measurement
Method
PI
Aerosol Chemical Measurements    
Mass size distributions of nss sulfate, MSA, ammonium, and other major ions seven stage multi-jet cascade impactor at 55% RH, IC analysis Quinn
Sub- and super-micron nss sulfate, MSA, ammonium, and other major ions two stage multi-jet cascade impactor. Upper size cuts will be 1.0 and 10.0 m m diameter at 55% RH, IC analysis Quinn
Sub- and super-micron mineral dust Upper size cuts will be 1.0 and 10.0 m m diameter at 55% RH, XRF and SEM/XRF analysis Quinn
Sub- and super-micron elemental and organic carbon Upper size cuts will be 1.0 and 10.0 m m diameter at 55% RH, Combustion analysis Bates & Quinn
Radon as an air mass tracer   Johnson / Zahorowski
Single particle aerosol composition TOF-MS Prather
Sub-micron organic carbon functional groups  Impactor with FTIR Turpin/Russell
Single particle organic carbon functional groups PIXE streaker with X-ray analysis Russell
Fast (1hr), OC/EC submicron at 55% RH Turpin
Single particle analysis SEM, TEM Anderson
Lipid class compounds (dicarboxylic acids,hydrocarbons, fatty acids, alcohols, etc.) GC and GC/MS Kawamura
Organic Speciation GCMS Schauer
Hydrogen (organic surrogate for mass closure)
Speciated organics  LDI TOF/MS
3 DRUM Size: Inlet to 1.15,
1.15 to 0.34, 0.34 to 0.09 
microns diameter
Cahill/Perry
Size Distributions of Mass (beta gauge), Optical
absorption - 9 wavelengths
Elements Na to Zr: heavy metals
8 DRUM: Size: Inlet to 5, 2.5, 
1.15, 0.75,0.56, 0.34, 0.24, 
0.09 microns diameter
Cahill/Perry
Aerosol Physical and Optical Measurements    
Gravimetric analysis of mass as a function of size  Seven stage multi-jet cascade impactor (55% RH) Quinn
Total aerosol number TSI 3010, 3025 Covert, Bates
Number size distribution from 5 to 10,000 nm diameter Tandem DMPS and APS system (55% RH) Covert, Bates
Number size distribution from 5 to 10,000 nm diameter Tandem DMPS and APS system (10% RH) Wiedensohler
Total and sub-micron light scattering and backscattering by aerosols  3 wavelength TSI nephelometer (55%RH)  Quinn
Number size distribution from 20 to 10,0000 nm diameter DMPS APS at 10,30,55,75 and 90% RH Wiedensohler
Controlled humidity total and sub-micron light scattering and backscattering by aerosols 3 wavelength dual TSI nephelometers (dry and scanning to 85% RH) Rood
Total aerosol light absorption at 550 nm PSAP Quinn
Aerosol backscatter Micro-pulse LIDAR Welton
Hygroscopic growth of aerosol particles (50-250 nm diameter) TDMA Covert
Hygroscopic growth of aerosol particles (700-1200 nm diameter) DMA/APS Wiedensohler
Satellite observations of aerosol optical depth, aerosol number/size Shipboard retrieval of AVHRR and SeaWiFS Durkee, Johnson
Radiation Measurements    
Aerosol optical thickness Sky radiometer (Prede) Frouin
Arosol optical thickness MicroTops Quinn
Aerosol optical thickness MicroTops Frouin
Direct-beam normal irradiance, diffuse irradiance, total irradiance, aerosol optical thickness Fast-rotating shadowband radiometer Reynolds/Miller
Water leaving radiance SIMBAD Frouin
Sky images & cloud fraction Total Sky Imager Reynolds, Miller
Irradiance Kipp & Zonen Pyranometer (Global on gymbals): Two; one broad band and one filtered for visible. 
BSI-Photo-Diode radiometer (with 5 channels): One global on gymbal. 
ASD spectral radiometer (global)
Flatau
Atmospheric Trace Gas Measurements    
DMS GC-SCD Bates
O3 Dasibi/TECO Johnson
SO2 Pulsed Fluorescence Bates
CO GC-Hg bed detector Johnson
NMHC   Chen
Seawater Measurements    
DMS GC/SCD Bates
SST, salinity,  Thermosalinograph Johnson
Ocean spectral (uv-visible) reflectance, phytoplankton pigments (fluorometric chlorophyll, HPLC pigments, particle and soluble spectral absorption coefficients, spectral backscattering coefficients, spectral beam attenuation coefficients, ocean particle size distribution    Mitchell
Meteorological Measurements    
Surface measurements   Johnson
Vertical measurements Rawindsondes Johnson