Articles | Volume 10, issue 12
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 10, 4805–4818, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-10-4805-2017
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 10, 4805–4818, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-10-4805-2017

Research article 11 Dec 2017

Research article | 11 Dec 2017

Continuous light absorption photometer for long-term studies

John A. Ogren et al.

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A new photometer for continuous measurements of aerosol light absorption coefficient is described, optimized for long-term studies of the climate-forcing properties of aerosols. The device is small, sensitive, precise, and simple to operate. It is suitable for long-term measurements at remote locations and is currently in operation at about two dozen sites worldwide.