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Title: Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Aerosol Observing Systems (AOS) for Surface-Based In-Situ Atmospheric Aerosol and Trace Gas Measurements

Abstract

Aerosols alter Earth's radiative budget both directly and indirectly through interaction with clouds. Continuous observations are needed to reduce the uncertainties in climate models associated with atmospheric processing and the interactions between aerosols and clouds. Field observations of aerosols are a central component of the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Facility's global measurements. The ARM mission goal is to "provide the climate research community with strategically located in situ and remote sensing observatories designed to improve the understanding and representation, in climate and earth system models, of clouds and aerosols as well as their interactions and coupling with the Earth's surface." Since 1996, ARM has met this goal by operating Aerosol Observing Systems (AOS) for in situ measurement of aerosols. Currently the five ARM AOSes are the most comprehensive field deployable aerosol systems in the United States. The AOS suite includes seven measurement classes: number concentration, size distribution, chemical composition, radiative and optical properties, hygroscopicity, trace gases, and supporting meteorology. AOSes are designed as standardized measurement platforms to enable intercomparison across the ARM Facility for regional process studies within a global context. The instrumentation and measurement capabilities of the ARM AOSes, along with a history of their design and field deploymentsmore » are introduced here.« less

Authors:
ORCiD logo [1];  [2];  [2];  [1];  [3];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [4];  [1];  [1]
  1. Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
  2. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
  3. Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
  4. Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States); Washington Univ., St. Louis, MO (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Biological and Environmental Research (BER) (SC-23)
OSTI Identifier:
1571399
Report Number(s):
BNL-212216-2019-JAAM
Journal ID: ISSN 0739--0572
Grant/Contract Number:  
SC0012704
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology; Journal ID: ISSN 0739--0572
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

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Uin, Janek, Aiken, Allison C., Dubey, Manvendra K., Kuang, Chongai, Pekour, Mikhail, Salwen, Cynthia, Sedlacek, Arthur J., Senum, Gunnar, Smith, Scott, Wang, Jian, Watson, Thomas B., and Springston, Stephen R. Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Aerosol Observing Systems (AOS) for Surface-Based In-Situ Atmospheric Aerosol and Trace Gas Measurements. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.1175/JTECH-D-19-0077.1.
Uin, Janek, Aiken, Allison C., Dubey, Manvendra K., Kuang, Chongai, Pekour, Mikhail, Salwen, Cynthia, Sedlacek, Arthur J., Senum, Gunnar, Smith, Scott, Wang, Jian, Watson, Thomas B., & Springston, Stephen R. Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Aerosol Observing Systems (AOS) for Surface-Based In-Situ Atmospheric Aerosol and Trace Gas Measurements. United States. doi:10.1175/JTECH-D-19-0077.1.
Uin, Janek, Aiken, Allison C., Dubey, Manvendra K., Kuang, Chongai, Pekour, Mikhail, Salwen, Cynthia, Sedlacek, Arthur J., Senum, Gunnar, Smith, Scott, Wang, Jian, Watson, Thomas B., and Springston, Stephen R. Wed . "Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Aerosol Observing Systems (AOS) for Surface-Based In-Situ Atmospheric Aerosol and Trace Gas Measurements". United States. doi:10.1175/JTECH-D-19-0077.1.
@article{osti_1571399,
title = {Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Aerosol Observing Systems (AOS) for Surface-Based In-Situ Atmospheric Aerosol and Trace Gas Measurements},
author = {Uin, Janek and Aiken, Allison C. and Dubey, Manvendra K. and Kuang, Chongai and Pekour, Mikhail and Salwen, Cynthia and Sedlacek, Arthur J. and Senum, Gunnar and Smith, Scott and Wang, Jian and Watson, Thomas B. and Springston, Stephen R.},
abstractNote = {Aerosols alter Earth's radiative budget both directly and indirectly through interaction with clouds. Continuous observations are needed to reduce the uncertainties in climate models associated with atmospheric processing and the interactions between aerosols and clouds. Field observations of aerosols are a central component of the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Facility's global measurements. The ARM mission goal is to "provide the climate research community with strategically located in situ and remote sensing observatories designed to improve the understanding and representation, in climate and earth system models, of clouds and aerosols as well as their interactions and coupling with the Earth's surface." Since 1996, ARM has met this goal by operating Aerosol Observing Systems (AOS) for in situ measurement of aerosols. Currently the five ARM AOSes are the most comprehensive field deployable aerosol systems in the United States. The AOS suite includes seven measurement classes: number concentration, size distribution, chemical composition, radiative and optical properties, hygroscopicity, trace gases, and supporting meteorology. AOSes are designed as standardized measurement platforms to enable intercomparison across the ARM Facility for regional process studies within a global context. The instrumentation and measurement capabilities of the ARM AOSes, along with a history of their design and field deployments are introduced here.},
doi = {10.1175/JTECH-D-19-0077.1},
journal = {Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {10}
}

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