What's New in Aerosols


What's New


  • August, 2013
Clickable map with near real time data plots of PM2.5 and equivalent equivalent black carbon (EBC) estimated from measurements of aerosol scattering and absorption at NOAA baseline and collaborative measurement sites.

  • January, 2012
NEWSLETTER #1 describing new collaborative aerosol sites, instruments and projects that occurred in 2011.

  • Winter, 2009
Installation of aerosol system at Anmyeon-do, South Korea – In collaboration with the Korean Meteorological Agency (KMA) an aerosol system that measures particle number concentration, light scattering and light absorption was installed at the Korean Global Atmosphere Watch observatory in Anmyeon-do. This site experiences episodes of regional haze, Asian dust and relatively clean marine aerosol. This is the latest in a series of collaborations between the aerosol group and international organizations. Click for links to AMY Station Page and Station Map/Station Listing Page.

  • Fall, 2009
End of operations of Airborne Aerosol Observatory – This project resulted in more than 400 in-situ aerosol profiles over the Bondville site in central Illinois. Click here for AAO Station Page and BND Station Page.

Start of aerosol monitoring using NOAA software system at Egbert, Canada in collaboration with Environment Canada. Click for links to EGB Station Page and Station Map/Station Listing Page.

  • Summer, 2009
Installation of aerosol system in Boone, NC – In collaboration with Appalachian State University an aerosol system that measures particle number concentration, light scattering and light absorption was installed in Boone, NC. This system will provide information on the optical properties of aerosol on the US east coast, including regional haze and aerosol with a strong biogenic component. Click for links to APP Station Page and Station Map/Station Listing Page.

  • January, 2009
Deployment of the ARM mobile facility to Graciosa Island in the Azores. This deployment is part of a bigger project (Clouds, Aerosol, and Precipitation in the Marine Boundary Layer (CAP-MBL)) studing processes controlling the radiative properties and microphysics of marine boundary layer clouds. Click here for the ARM AMF Website and the ARM AMF/GRW page.

  • Fall, 2008
Start of aerosol monitoring using NOAA software system at Whistler in collaboration with Environment Canada. Click here for WHI Station Page

  • Summer, 2008
Installation of aerosol system on Mt Lulin, Taiwan – In collaboration with Taiwan EPA and Taiwan National Central University an aerosol system that measures particle number concentration, light scattering and light absorption was installed at the Mt Lulin Global Atmosphere Watch observatory. This site experiences episodes of regional haze, biomass burning transport, Asian dust and strong upslope-downslope conditions providing for interesting and variable aerosol conditions. Click for links to LLN Station Page and Station Map/Station Listing Page.

  • Spring, 2008
Deployment of the ARM mobile facility to the Shouxian, China. This deployment is intended to acquire essential cloud, aerosol, radiative, and meteorological measurements for the Study of Aerosol Indirect Effects in China. High concentrations of aerosol particles in the region may influence the atmosphere across the Pacific Rim, especially the radiation balance and cloud properties.

Click here for the ARM AMF Website and the ARM AMF/HFE page. Start of aerosol monitoring using NOAA software system at East Trout Lake (Click here for ETL Station Page) (formerly BERMSS) in collaboration with Environment Canada.

  • Winter, 2007
End of operations of In-situ Aerosol Profiles – This project resulted in more than 700 in-situ aerosol profiles over the Southern Great Plains site in central Oklahoma. IAP Station Page and SGP Station Page.

  • Summer, 2007
Participation in Cumulus Humilis Aerosol Processing Study (CHAPS) in Oklahoma. The purpose of CHAPS is to study the interactions of aerosols on clouds and of clouds on aerosols.

  • Spring, 2007
Deployment of the ARM mobile facility to the Black Forest in Germany as part of the long-term Convective and Orographically Induced Precipitation Study, or COPS. Click here for the ARM AMF Website and the ARM AMF/FKB page.

  • Fall, 2006
Deployment of the ARM mobile facility to Niamey, Niger. This deployment is timed to coincide with the field phases and Special Observing Periods of the African Monsoon Multidisciplinary Analysis (AMMA). The AMF is part of a campaign called Radiative Divergence using AMF, GERB and AMMA Stations (RADAGAST) to look at the atmospheric radiation budget, in particular conditions that have been hypothesized as providing the source of any additional solar absorption. Click here for the ARM AMF Website and the ARM AMF/NIM page.

  • Summer, 2006
Start of Airborne Aerosol Observatory in-situ aerosol profiles over Bondville IL. NOAA Airborne Aerosol Observatory (AAO) to commence operations based near Bondville, IL. Layout of this airplane includes measurements of aerosol optical properties, hygroscopic growth, aerosol composition, particle number, size distribution, and carbon cycle gases.

  • Fall, 2005
NOAA Airborne Aerosol Observatory (AAO) to commence operations based near Bondville, IL. Proposed layout of this airplane includes measurements of aerosol optical properties, hygroscopic growth, aerosol composition, particle number, size distribution, and carbon cycle gases.

  • Fall, 2005
Upgrade to larger aircraft (Cessna 206) for In-Situ Aerosol Profiling (IAP) program in Oklahoma. The larger aircraft will extend the horizontal and vertical range of the IAP flights and will accomodate additional measurements of carbon cycle gases, enhanced aerosol hygroscopic growth measurements, and future expansion (e.g., CCN measurements).

  • Summer, 2005
CMDL aerosol system deployed to Mt Waliguan Observatory in China. Mt. Waliguan is a station operated by the Global Atmosphere Watch (GAW) Program of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).

  • March, 2005
The ARM Mobile facility with CMDLs modular aerosol system has been deployed to Point Reyes, CA as part of MASRAD a six month study to investigate the properties of marine stratus, including their interaction with aerosol particles.

  • January-February, 2005
ARM Mobile facility is being outfitted in Boulder, CO with CMDLs modular aerosol system as part of MASRAD a six month study to investigate the properties of marine stratus, including their interaction with aerosol particles.

  • December, 2004
ARM Aerosol Working Group hosted in Boulder by John Ogren of NOAA/CMDLs Aerosol Group and Joe Michalsky of NOAA/ARL

  • Fall, 2004
Mobile aerosol system deployment in Puerto Rico as part of RICO and for a longer term (~1 year) study of aerosol optical properties in cooperation with the University of Puerto Rico.

  • Summer, 2004
Mobile aerosol system deployment in Nova Scotia as part of ICARTT
  • February, 2004
SMO CN counter upgrade
Deployment of aerosol system at Alert
Counter-flow Virtual Impactor (CVI) reference and photo repository

  • Summer, 2003
Cloud-aerosol interaction field project at Areskutan, Sweden

  • Spring, 2003
Aerosol IOP
Installation of humidified nephelometer on IAP airplane

  • May, 2003
Reno Aerosol Optics Study (RAOS)

  • April, 2002
TRINIDAD HEAD site - Aerosol monitoring package deployed at Trinidad Head, CA in anticipation of CMDL's establishment of a west coast observatory to monitor long term trends in aerosol entering the United States. The aerosol system was previously deployed at Cheju Island, South Korea from March 2001 - February 2002. For the first month of its deployment, the aerosol system will also be providing necessary aerosol measurements to the NOAA/Aeronomy Lab's short term field intensive: the Intercontinental Transport and Chemical Transformation (ITCT) program. The field intensive will run between April and May, 2002.  
 
  • March, 2001
ACE-ASIA Aerosol monitoring package deployed at Kosan on Cheju Island, South Korea, for the Aerosol Characterization Experiment (ACE-Asia). The field intensive will run between March and May, 2001.  
 
  • September, 2000
Light absorption instrument intercomparison and humidity effects Pat Sheridan (CMDL) and Pat Arnott (DRI) do preliminary comparisons of instruments for measuring light absorption.  
 
  • May, 2000
Smoke from Los Alamos fires detected at SGP Both airborne and surface aerosol monitors detect increased aerosol due to smoke from Los Alamos Cerro Grande fire.  
 
  • April, 2000
In-situ Aerosol Profiles over the CART site in Oklahoma. The measurements are being made by flying a light aircraft over the site and utilizing an instrument package similar to the those at other CMDL stations (e.g., nephelometer and PSAP).  
 
  • April, 2000
Mauna Loa Aerosol System Upgrade A new system was put in place at Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii. New system improvements include drying of the aerosol prior to sampling, two size cuts (1 and 10 um), and measurement of back-scatter at 3 wavelengths.  
 
  • November 29, 1999
NOAA/CMDL data from the Sable Island (WSA), Barrow (NSA), and South Great Plains (SGP) monitoring stations have been reprocessed to correct for various instrument limitations (e.g., nephelometer truncation and PSAP spot size) and corrected to STP. 
 
  • November 24, 1999
NOAA/CMDL data from Bondville Illinios (BND) have been reprocessed to correct for various instrument limitations (e.g., nephelometer truncation and PSAP spot size) and corrected to STP. 
 
  • October 8, 1999
NOAA/CMDL data from Kaashidhoo Climate Observatory (KCO) during INDOEX.  These data are  clean and corrected for various instrument limitations (e.g., nephelometer truncation and PSAP spot size) and corrected to STP. 
 
  • August 3, 1999
Discussion and reports of aerosol measurements made by NOAA/CMDL during INDOEX.

 

  • July 22, 1999
View our newest web pages containing photos of the Bondville Illinois site.
  • April 28, 1998
ACE-Asia discussion groups open for contributions.
  • Feb. 6, 1998:
We learned how to display our seminars on the web.
CLICK HERE to see a list of the presentations that are currently available.
 
  • Feb. 1, 1998:
Restructured site for easier navigation.  Please forgive the blemishes - we're working on them