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Title: Aerosol Total Volume Estimation From Wavelength‐ and Size‐Resolved Scattering Coefficient Data: A New Method

Abstract

While the importance of supermicron particles on human health and climate is well recognized, knowledge of their size-related properties remains elusive. Many routine near-surface in situ measurements of aerosol properties include size spectra of submicron particles and aerosol total scattering coefficient at three visible wavelengths and two size cutoffs. These properties are collected, for example, at the U.S. Department of Energy's Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) user facility. Here, we illustrate how these conventional measurements can be used to predict total particle volume (particle size <10 μm). The well-known fact that small and large particles scatter sunlight very differently forms the basis of a new method. Our study demonstrates a good agreement between estimated and measured total volumes for five climate-important locations. The agreement suggests that the new method can be used to predict the total particle volume from the routine data collected at numerous sites around the world.

Authors:
ORCiD logo [1]; ORCiD logo [1]; ORCiD logo [1];  [2];  [3]; ORCiD logo [4]; ORCiD logo [5]; ORCiD logo [6]; ORCiD logo [7]; ORCiD logo [1]
  1. Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Richland WA USA
  2. Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere Colorado State University Fort Collins CO USA
  3. School of Meteorology University of Oklahoma Norman OK USA
  4. Storm Peak Laboratory Desert Research Institute Steamboat Springs CO USA;Department of Atmospheric Sciences University of Utah Salt Lake City UT USA
  5. Department of Environmental Toxicology University of California Davis CA USA;Le Labo AE Plan‐les‐Ouates Switzerland
  6. Department of Environmental Toxicology University of California Davis CA USA
  7. Brookhaven National Laboratory Upton NY USA
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Biological and Environmental Research (BER)
OSTI Identifier:
1664590
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1669118
Report Number(s):
PNNL-SA-144953
Journal ID: ISSN 2333-5084
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC05-76RL01830; FG02-11ER65293
Resource Type:
Published Article
Journal Name:
Earth and Space Science
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Earth and Space Science Journal Volume: 7 Journal Issue: 9; Journal ID: ISSN 2333-5084
Publisher:
American Geophysical Union (AGU)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Kassianov, E., Pekour, M. S., Berg, L. K., Chirokova, G., Flynn, C. J., Hallar, A. G., Setyan, A., Zhang, Q., Uin, J., and Fast, J. D. Aerosol Total Volume Estimation From Wavelength‐ and Size‐Resolved Scattering Coefficient Data: A New Method. United States: N. p., 2020. Web. doi:10.1029/2019ea000863.
Kassianov, E., Pekour, M. S., Berg, L. K., Chirokova, G., Flynn, C. J., Hallar, A. G., Setyan, A., Zhang, Q., Uin, J., & Fast, J. D. Aerosol Total Volume Estimation From Wavelength‐ and Size‐Resolved Scattering Coefficient Data: A New Method. United States. doi:10.1029/2019ea000863.
Kassianov, E., Pekour, M. S., Berg, L. K., Chirokova, G., Flynn, C. J., Hallar, A. G., Setyan, A., Zhang, Q., Uin, J., and Fast, J. D. Tue . "Aerosol Total Volume Estimation From Wavelength‐ and Size‐Resolved Scattering Coefficient Data: A New Method". United States. doi:10.1029/2019ea000863.
@article{osti_1664590,
title = {Aerosol Total Volume Estimation From Wavelength‐ and Size‐Resolved Scattering Coefficient Data: A New Method},
author = {Kassianov, E. and Pekour, M. S. and Berg, L. K. and Chirokova, G. and Flynn, C. J. and Hallar, A. G. and Setyan, A. and Zhang, Q. and Uin, J. and Fast, J. D.},
abstractNote = {While the importance of supermicron particles on human health and climate is well recognized, knowledge of their size-related properties remains elusive. Many routine near-surface in situ measurements of aerosol properties include size spectra of submicron particles and aerosol total scattering coefficient at three visible wavelengths and two size cutoffs. These properties are collected, for example, at the U.S. Department of Energy's Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) user facility. Here, we illustrate how these conventional measurements can be used to predict total particle volume (particle size <10 μm). The well-known fact that small and large particles scatter sunlight very differently forms the basis of a new method. Our study demonstrates a good agreement between estimated and measured total volumes for five climate-important locations. The agreement suggests that the new method can be used to predict the total particle volume from the routine data collected at numerous sites around the world.},
doi = {10.1029/2019ea000863},
journal = {Earth and Space Science},
number = 9,
volume = 7,
place = {United States},
year = {2020},
month = {9}
}

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