Acronyms and Abbreviations

ACAPSAerosol Characterization and Process Studies Acitivity (IGAC)
ACEAerosol Characterization Experiment
API_MSAtmospheric Pressure Chemical Ionization Mass Spectrometry
APSAerodynamic Particle Sizer
ASTEXAtlantic Stratocumulus Transition Experiment
AVHRRAdvanced Very High Resolution Radiometer
BoMBureau of Meteorology (Australia)
CCNCloud Condensation Nuclei
CNCondensation Nuclei
CPACECentral Pacific Atmospheric Chemistry Experiment
CRCCooperative Research Center
CVICounterflow VIrtual Impactor
DMPSDifferential Mobility Particle Sizer
DMADifferential Mobility Analyzer
DMSPDimethylsulfonium propionate
DpParticle diameter
ECMWFEuropean Center for Medium Range Weather Forecast
GCMGeneral Circulation Model
GCMS_ILSGas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry/Isotopically Labeled Standard
HPLCHigh Pressure Liquid Chromatography
IGACInternational Global Atmospheric Chemistry Project
ISSIntegrated Sounding System
JRCJoint Research Center (Commission of the European Communities)
LESLarge Eddy Simulation
LIFLaser Induced Fluorescence
MACMultiphase Atmospheric Chemistry Activity (IGAC)
MAGEMarine Aerosol and Gas Exchange Activity (IGAC)
MASPMultiangle scattering probe
MBLMarine Boundary Layer
MSAMethane Sulphonic Acid
NASANational Aeronautical and Space Administration (USA)
NCARNational Center for Atmospheric Research (USA)
NIWANational Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (New Zealand)
NOAANational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (USA)
NMHCNon Methane Hydrocarbons
NSFNational Science Foundation (USA)
nssnon sea salt
OPCOptical Particle Counter
PIXEParticle Induced X-Ray Emission
PSIPacific Sulfur/Stratus Investigation
RASSRadio Acoustic Sounding System
RHRelative Humidity
SeaWiFSSea Viewing Wide Field of View Sensor
SEM_EDXAScanning Electron Microscope/Energy Dispersive X-Ray Analysis
TDMATandem Differential Mobility Analyzer
UDMPSUltra-fine Differential Mobility Particle Sizer


Ultra-fine modeDp < 20 nm
Aitken mode20 nm < Dp < 80 nm
Accumulation mode80 nm < Dp < 600 nm