Articles | Volume 14, issue 2
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 14, 1635–1653, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-14-1635-2021
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 14, 1635–1653, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-14-1635-2021
Research article
01 Mar 2021
Research article | 01 Mar 2021

Laboratory validation of a compact single-scattering albedo (SSA) monitor

Julia Perim de Faria et al.

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An evaluation of the performance and accuracy of a Cavity Attenuated Phase-Shift Single Scattering Albedo Monitor (CAPS PMSSA; Aerodyne Research, Inc.) was conducted in an optical-closure study with proven technologies for aerosol particle optical-property measurements. This study demonstrates that the CAPS PMSSA is a robust and reliable instrument for the direct measurement of the particle scattering and extinction coefficients and thus single-scattering albedo.