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Title: A global view on the effect of water uptake on aerosol particle light scattering

Abstract

A reference dataset of multi-wavelength particle light scattering and hemispheric backscattering coefficients for different relative humidities (RH) between RH = 30 and 95% and wavelengths between λ = 450 nm and 700 nm is described in this work. Tandem-humidified nephelometer measurements from 26 ground-based sites around the globe, covering multiple aerosol types, have been re-analysed and harmonized into a single dataset. The dataset includes multi-annual measurements from longterm monitoring sites as well as short-term field campaign data. The result is a unique collection of RH-dependent aerosol light scattering properties, presented as a function of size cut. This dataset is important for climate and atmospheric model-measurement inter-comparisons, as a means to improve model performance, and may be useful for satellite and remote sensing evaluation using surface-based, in-situ measurements.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [3];  [4];  [5];  [6];  [7];  [7];  [8];  [9];  [10]; ORCiD logo [1]
  1. Stockholm Univ. (Sweden); Bolin Centre for Climate Research, Stockholm (Sweden)
  2. Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, CO (United States)
  3. Univ. of Granada (Spain)
  4. Paul Scherrer Inst. (PSI), Villigen (Switzerland)
  5. Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins, CO (United States)
  6. Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, CO (United States); National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Boulder, CO (United States)
  7. Univ. of Crete (Greece)
  8. Appalachian State Univ., Boone, NC (United States)
  9. Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Beijing (China)
  10. Univ. of Applied Sciences, Windisch (Switzerland)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Stockholm Univ. (Sweden); Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, CO (United States); Univ. of Granada (Spain)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Biological and Environmental Research (BER). Climate and Environmental Sciences Division; National Natural Science Foundation of China (NNSFC); National Science Foundation (NSF); USDOE Office of Science (SC), Biological and Environmental Research (BER). Earth and Environmental Systems Science Division
OSTI Identifier:
1593375
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1675163
Grant/Contract Number:  
SC0016541; A102-05ER63996; ATM-961288; CGL2016-81092-R; CGL2017-90884-REDT
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Scientific Data
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 6; Journal Issue: 1; Related Information: https://doi.org/10.21336/gen.4.; Journal ID: ISSN 2052-4463
Publisher:
Nature Publishing Group
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; Aerosol; hygroscopicity; atmosphere; aerosol, relative humidity, hygroscopicity

Citation Formats

Burgos, María A., Andrews, Elisabeth, Titos, Gloria, Alados-Arboledas, Lucas, Baltensperger, Urs, Day, Derek, Jefferson, Anne, Kalivitis, Nikos, Mihalopoulos, Nikos, Sherman, James, Sun, Junying, Weingartner, Ernest, and Zieger, Paul. A global view on the effect of water uptake on aerosol particle light scattering. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41597-019-0158-7.
Burgos, María A., Andrews, Elisabeth, Titos, Gloria, Alados-Arboledas, Lucas, Baltensperger, Urs, Day, Derek, Jefferson, Anne, Kalivitis, Nikos, Mihalopoulos, Nikos, Sherman, James, Sun, Junying, Weingartner, Ernest, & Zieger, Paul. A global view on the effect of water uptake on aerosol particle light scattering. United States. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41597-019-0158-7
Burgos, María A., Andrews, Elisabeth, Titos, Gloria, Alados-Arboledas, Lucas, Baltensperger, Urs, Day, Derek, Jefferson, Anne, Kalivitis, Nikos, Mihalopoulos, Nikos, Sherman, James, Sun, Junying, Weingartner, Ernest, and Zieger, Paul. Thu . "A global view on the effect of water uptake on aerosol particle light scattering". United States. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41597-019-0158-7. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1593375.
@article{osti_1593375,
title = {A global view on the effect of water uptake on aerosol particle light scattering},
author = {Burgos, María A. and Andrews, Elisabeth and Titos, Gloria and Alados-Arboledas, Lucas and Baltensperger, Urs and Day, Derek and Jefferson, Anne and Kalivitis, Nikos and Mihalopoulos, Nikos and Sherman, James and Sun, Junying and Weingartner, Ernest and Zieger, Paul},
abstractNote = {A reference dataset of multi-wavelength particle light scattering and hemispheric backscattering coefficients for different relative humidities (RH) between RH = 30 and 95% and wavelengths between λ = 450 nm and 700 nm is described in this work. Tandem-humidified nephelometer measurements from 26 ground-based sites around the globe, covering multiple aerosol types, have been re-analysed and harmonized into a single dataset. The dataset includes multi-annual measurements from longterm monitoring sites as well as short-term field campaign data. The result is a unique collection of RH-dependent aerosol light scattering properties, presented as a function of size cut. This dataset is important for climate and atmospheric model-measurement inter-comparisons, as a means to improve model performance, and may be useful for satellite and remote sensing evaluation using surface-based, in-situ measurements.},
doi = {10.1038/s41597-019-0158-7},
journal = {Scientific Data},
number = 1,
volume = 6,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {8}
}

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