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ACE-1: Cape Grim Particle Size Distribution Data


This dataset contains continuous measurements of Particle Size Distribution data collected at Cape Grim during ACE-1 by A. Wiedensohler and F. Stratmann (Institute for Tropospheric Research ?IFT?). For these particle size distribution measurements, a Twin Differential Mobility Particle Sizing (DMPS) system consisting of two Vienna-type Differential Mobility Analyzers (DMAs) and two Condensation Particle Counters (CPCs, TSI 3035 and TSI 3010) was used. Measurements were performed in the particle size regime 3 < dp < 750 nm. The measured raw distributions were inverted using the new data inversion algorithm developed at the IFT. During the inversion the DMA transmission efficiencies and the CPC counting efficiencies were accounted for. The data consist of date/time, cabin temperature (K), cabin pressure (mb), number of size bins, midpoint particle diameter (nm), and discrete size distribution (#/cm3).

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Data Quality final
  • 1.0 (2006-06-12)
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Spatial Type grid
Frequency 15 minute
Language English
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Temporal coverage

Begin datetime 1995-11-17 00:00:00
End datetime 1995-12-14 23:59:59

Spatial coverage

Map data from IBCSO, IBCAO, and Global Topography.

Maximum (North) Latitude: -40.70, Minimum (South) Latitude: -40.70
Minimum (West) Longitude: 144.70, Maximum (East) Longitude: 144.70

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Alfred Wiedensohler <>

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Wiedensohler, A., Stratmann, F. 2006. ACE-1: Cape Grim Particle Size Distribution Data. Version 1.0. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. Accessed 14 Jun 2024.

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