Articles | Volume 14, issue 6
Research article
18 Jun 2021
Research article |  | 18 Jun 2021

Sizing response of the Ultra-High Sensitivity Aerosol Spectrometer (UHSAS) and Laser Aerosol Spectrometer (LAS) to changes in submicron aerosol composition and refractive index

Richard H. Moore, Elizabeth B. Wiggins, Adam T. Ahern, Stephen Zimmerman, Lauren Montgomery, Pedro Campuzano Jost, Claire E. Robinson, Luke D. Ziemba, Edward L. Winstead, Bruce E. Anderson, Charles A. Brock, Matthew D. Brown, Gao Chen, Ewan C. Crosbie, Hongyu Guo, Jose L. Jimenez, Carolyn E. Jordan, Ming Lyu, Benjamin A. Nault, Nicholas E. Rothfuss, Kevin J. Sanchez, Melinda Schueneman, Taylor J. Shingler, Michael A. Shook, Kenneth L. Thornhill, Nicholas L. Wagner, and Jian Wang


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on amt-2021-21', Anonymous Referee #1, 29 Mar 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply to Comments By Anonymous Referee #1', Richard Moore, 22 Apr 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on amt-2021-21', Anonymous Referee #2, 31 Mar 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply to Comments By Anonymous Referee #2', Richard Moore, 22 Apr 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Richard Moore on behalf of the Authors (29 Apr 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (13 May 2021) by Anthony Bucholtz
AR by Richard Moore on behalf of the Authors (25 May 2021)  Author's response    Manuscript
Short summary
Atmospheric particles are everywhere and exist in a range of sizes, from a few nanometers to hundreds of microns. Because particle size determines the behavior of chemical and physical processes, accurately measuring particle sizes is an important and integral part of atmospheric field measurements! Here, we discuss the performance of two commonly used particle sizers and how changes in particle composition and optical properties may result in sizing uncertainties, which we quantify.