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Volume 9, issue 5
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 9, 2179–2194, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-9-2179-2016
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Atmos. Meas. Tech., 9, 2179–2194, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-9-2179-2016
© Author(s) 2016. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 17 May 2016

Research article | 17 May 2016

An optical particle size spectrometer for aircraft-borne measurements in IAGOS-CARIBIC

Markus Hermann et al.

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Aerosol particles are an important component of the Earth's atmosphere. Here we describe the composition and characterization of a new optical particle size spectrometer (OPSS) for aircraft-borne measurements of the aerosol particle size distribution (how many particles there are with a certain size) in the 140–1050 nm size range. The OPSS was characterized throughout concerning its measurement capabilities (response, pressure dependence, coincidence) and validated versus balloon measurement.
Aerosol particles are an important component of the Earth's atmosphere. Here we describe the...
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