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The first data sets include particle number-size
distributions in the diameter range of 0.020 to 0.8 micrometers
Stokes diameter made with an "Aitken" DMPS (20 to 200 nm)
and an "Accumulation" DMPS (200 to 800nm). All
measurements were made at a relative humidity of 60%. The data have
been separated into legs 1 and 2. The distributions have been
cleaned of all data from times of instrument malfunction or
calibration. Additionally, only those distributions where the total
CN concentrations were stable over the course of each measurement
have been included. Finally, the Accumulation DMPS diameters were
adjusted to larger sizes based on post-cruise calibrations.
files: NEAQS2002_nsd_dmps_leg1_filter.csv NEAQS2002_nsd_dmps_leg2_filter.csv
The second data sets include particle
number-size distributions in the diameter range of 0.96 to 10
micrometers aerodynamic diameter. The APS diameters are aerodynamic
and have not been corrected to Stokes diameter via calculation or
estimates of particle density. The APS data larger than 10
micrometers are not useful due to significant particle losses in the
inlets including the ship's sampling mast, distribution tubing and
APS inlet. All measurements were made at a relative humidity of 60%.
The APS data have been cleaned exactly like the DMPS files described
file: NEAQS2004_nsd_aps_leg1_filter.csv NEAQS2004_nsd_aps_leg2_filter.csv
The third data sets include particle number-size
distributions in the diameter range of 0.020 to 7.6 micrometers
Stokes diameter. The distributions are a combination of DMPS and APS
data where the APS data have been converted to Stokes diameters.
This conversion was done using densities calculated from measured
chemistry. The diameter channels in the overlap region were chosen
in the following manner: the last DMPS channel was discarded and,
after converting to Stokes diameters, the first APS diameter channel
that was larger than the last valid DMPS channel was chosen as the
first APS channel. Each combined distribution was regridded onto a
common set of diameters. Finally, the regridded distributions were
cleaned to eliminate values at the larger sizes from the APS where
“phantom” counts resulted in a spurious coarse mode in
the surface and volume distrubutions. All measurements were made at
a relative humidity of 60%.
file: NEAQS2004_nsd_dmps_aps_leg1_filter.csv NEAQS2004_nsd_dmps_aps_leg2_filter.csv
More information about these data can be found by clicking on the blue "Instrument Information" tab above.
The following files are available for downloading. Please note: one data file may cover more than one time period, thus,some files may be listed more than once. All files are in csv (comma separated value) format. After several lines of general information each file starts with a first row that contains the particle diameter in microns for that column. The first column contains the date/time in Day-of-Year, DOY. DOY 32.5 is 1200 noon UTC on 1-February. All data are in units of dN/dlog10(Dp), N/cm^3. Missing data are designated by a -99 or a -999.
|Start Date||End Date||ASCII file|
U.S.Dept of Commerce / NOAA / OAR / PMEL / Atmospheric Chemistry