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NSF/NCAR C-130 Particle Concentration Data



This Dataset consists of continuous measurements of ultrafine particle concentration taken aboard the C-130 aircraft by Peter McMurry (University of Minnesota). The data represents the total concentration of particles per cubic centimeter larger than 3 nm measured with the University of Minnesota CNC and the ultrafine concentration of particles between 3 and 4 nm measured with the University of Minnesota pulse height analysis method. The data consist of date, sample number, start and stop time (UTC), total concentration (cm-3), and ultrafine concentration (cm-3). This dataset was processed and quality controlled following the ACE-1 field phase.

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Spatial Type point
Frequency 1 minute
Language English
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Temporal coverage

Begin datetime 1995-10-31 00:00:00
End datetime 1995-12-23 23:59:59

Spatial coverage

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Maximum (North) Latitude: 80.00, Minimum (South) Latitude: -75.00
Minimum (West) Longitude: 130.00, Maximum (East) Longitude: -104.00

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Example citation following ESIP guidelines:

UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. 1997. NSF/NCAR C-130 Particle Concentration Data. Version 1.0 [PRELIMINARY]. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. Accessed 08 Dec 2021.

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