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Title: AEROICESTUDY-Colorado State University Ice Spectrometer

Abstract

The dataset comprises measures, using Colorado State University's Ice Spectrometer (IS, an immersion freezing device with a range from 0 °C down to -26 to -29 °C) of atmospheric ice nucleating particle (INP) concentrations taken at ARM's Southern Great Plains (SGP) Site Guest Instrument Facility (GIF), in Lamont, Oklahoma, during the Aerosol-Ice Formation Closure Pilot Study (AEROICESTUDY). A filter sampler was mounted approximately 6 m above ground level atop the GIF rooftop platform. Single-use filter units open to the atmosphere fitted with pre-cleaned and pre-sterilized, 47-mm diameter Nuclepore polycarbonate filters were used. Filters were typically drawn for either a full day period (9AM-5PM CDT) or broken up into morning (9AM-12PM CDT) and afternoon (1PM-5PM CDT) periods. Additionally, 4 overnight filters were taken (6PM-8AM CDT). The volume of air filtered was typically between 3000 and 8000 standard liters for daily samples. After collection, filters were stored at -20 °C until processed. Initial processing to obtain spectra of INP number concentration active via the immersion freezing mechanism versus temperature was conducted using CSU's IS instrument (McCluskey et al., 2018). For measurement of INPs, collected aerosol particles were re-suspended in 8 mL of 0.1 µm-filtered deionized (DI) water. Aliquots of each suspension, andmore » serial dilutions, were dispensed into trays which were fit into aluminum blocks in the IS. Samples were cooled at 0.33 °C per min and the freezing temperatures of wells recorded automatically. Cumulative INP concentrations were determined by first calculating the INPs per mL of suspension based on Vali (1971) and then converting to concentration per standard liter of air using the proportion of the total liquid sample dispensed and the air sample volumes. Two-tailed, 95% confidence intervals for binomial sampling were based on Equation 2 from Agresti and Coull (1998). Aliquots of suspensions from selected samples were also heat treated (95 °C for 20 min) to denature and deactiv« less

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Publication Date:
DOE Contract Number:  
DE-AC05-00OR22725
Product Type:
Dataset
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States). Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Archive; Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States). Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Data Center
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Biological and Environmental Research (BER)
Subject:
54 Environmental Sciences
Keywords:
Ice nucleating particle concentration; ice spectrometer
OSTI Identifier:
1641745
DOI:
https://doi.org/10.5439/1641745

Citation Formats

Hill, Thomas, and DeMott, Paul. AEROICESTUDY-Colorado State University Ice Spectrometer. United States: N. p., 2020. Web. doi:10.5439/1641745.
Hill, Thomas, & DeMott, Paul. AEROICESTUDY-Colorado State University Ice Spectrometer. United States. doi:https://doi.org/10.5439/1641745
Hill, Thomas, and DeMott, Paul. 2020. "AEROICESTUDY-Colorado State University Ice Spectrometer". United States. doi:https://doi.org/10.5439/1641745. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1641745. Pub date:Fri Jul 10 00:00:00 EDT 2020
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abstractNote = {The dataset comprises measures, using Colorado State University's Ice Spectrometer (IS, an immersion freezing device with a range from 0 °C down to -26 to -29 °C) of atmospheric ice nucleating particle (INP) concentrations taken at ARM's Southern Great Plains (SGP) Site Guest Instrument Facility (GIF), in Lamont, Oklahoma, during the Aerosol-Ice Formation Closure Pilot Study (AEROICESTUDY). A filter sampler was mounted approximately 6 m above ground level atop the GIF rooftop platform. Single-use filter units open to the atmosphere fitted with pre-cleaned and pre-sterilized, 47-mm diameter Nuclepore polycarbonate filters were used. Filters were typically drawn for either a full day period (9AM-5PM CDT) or broken up into morning (9AM-12PM CDT) and afternoon (1PM-5PM CDT) periods. Additionally, 4 overnight filters were taken (6PM-8AM CDT). The volume of air filtered was typically between 3000 and 8000 standard liters for daily samples. After collection, filters were stored at -20 °C until processed. Initial processing to obtain spectra of INP number concentration active via the immersion freezing mechanism versus temperature was conducted using CSU's IS instrument (McCluskey et al., 2018). For measurement of INPs, collected aerosol particles were re-suspended in 8 mL of 0.1 µm-filtered deionized (DI) water. Aliquots of each suspension, and serial dilutions, were dispensed into trays which were fit into aluminum blocks in the IS. Samples were cooled at 0.33 °C per min and the freezing temperatures of wells recorded automatically. Cumulative INP concentrations were determined by first calculating the INPs per mL of suspension based on Vali (1971) and then converting to concentration per standard liter of air using the proportion of the total liquid sample dispensed and the air sample volumes. Two-tailed, 95% confidence intervals for binomial sampling were based on Equation 2 from Agresti and Coull (1998). Aliquots of suspensions from selected samples were also heat treated (95 °C for 20 min) to denature and deactiv},
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