Articles | Volume 12, issue 11
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 12, 6209–6239, 2019
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 12, 6209–6239, 2019

Research article 27 Nov 2019

Research article | 27 Nov 2019

A new method to quantify mineral dust and other aerosol species from aircraft platforms using single-particle mass spectrometry

Karl D. Froyd et al.


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AR by Karl Froyd on behalf of the Authors (03 Oct 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (07 Oct 2019) by Mingjin Tang
RR by Robert Healy (07 Oct 2019)
ED: Publish as is (23 Oct 2019) by Mingjin Tang
Short summary
Single-particle mass spectrometer (SPMS) instruments characterize the composition of individual aerosol particles in real time. We present a new method that combines SPMS composition with independently measured particle size distributions to determine absolute number, surface area, volume, and mass concentrations of mineral dust, biomass burning, sea salt, and other climate-relevant atmospheric particle types, with a fast time response applicable to aircraft sampling.