Articles | Volume 11, issue 5
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 11, 2995–3005, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-11-2995-2018
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 11, 2995–3005, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-11-2995-2018

Research article 22 May 2018

Research article | 22 May 2018

Exploring the applicability and limitations of selected optical scattering instruments for PM mass measurement

Jie Zhang et al.

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The performance of two kinds of optical instruments for aerosol mass measurements was explained by a Mie scattering theory. At the same time, the response of optical instruments for ambient aerosol with different size, chemical composition, and refractive index were also studied. These would help evaluate the applicability and limitations of these optical scattering instruments.