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Single Particle Soot Photometer (SP2)

Summary

The Single Particle Soot Photometer (SP2) is an instrument that directly measures the refractory black carbon (rBC) content in individual accumulation-mode aerosol particles and can identify iron-oxide-like aerosol composition and concentration (here referred to as light absorbing metallic (LAM) aerosol). This dataset contains SP2 rBC and LAM data measured aboard the NSF/NCAR GV during HIPPO-5. The data are in NASA AMES format.

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Versions
  • 1.0 (2013-01-16)
  • 2.0 (2020-07-28):

    A reanalysis of HIPPO Single Particle Soot Photometer data was carried out to generate a new data product: the mass and number concentration of iron-oxide-like aerosols (here generally referred to as light absorbing metallic (LAM) particles), and the fraction of these that have detection properties consistent with anthropogenic iron oxides. The update adds these products to the files. The format of the files has been updated to reflect this, and file names harmonized between HIPPO campaigns. 

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Temporal coverage

Begin datetime 2011-08-09 00:00:00
End datetime 2011-09-08 23:59:59

Spatial coverage


Map data from IBCSO, IBCAO, and Global Topography.

Maximum (North) Latitude: 90.00, Minimum (South) Latitude: -70.00
Minimum (West) Longitude: 165.00, Maximum (East) Longitude: -80.00

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EOL Data Support <eol-datahelp@ucar.edu>

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Example citation following ESIP guidelines:

Perring, A., et al. 2020. Single Particle Soot Photometer. Version 2.0. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. https://doi.org/10.26023/2WER-M87Z-JQ0M. Accessed 17 Jan 2021.

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