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SAFARI 2000 PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES OF AEROSOLS, DRY SEASON 2000
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Summary:

This data set contains particle size distributions and particle compositions for studying aerosol particles produced by savanna burning in southern Africa. We used analytical transmission electron microscopy (TEM), including energy-dispersive X-ray spectrometry (EDS) and electron energy-loss spectroscopy (EELS), to study aerosol particles from several smoke and haze samples and from a set of cloud samples. These aerosol particle samples were collected using the University of Washington Convair CV-580 research aircraft (PĆ³sfai et al., 2003) during the dry season, August-September 2000.

Data Citation:

Cite this data set as follows:

Posfai M., R. Simonics, J. Li, P. R. Buseck, and P. V. Hobbs. 2004. SAFARI 2000 Physical and Chemical Properties of Aerosols, Dry Season 2000. Data set. Available on-line [http://daac.ornl.gov/] from Oak Ridge National Laboratory Distributed Active Archive Center, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, U.S.A. doi:10.3334/ORNLDAAC/725.

References:

Posfai, M., R. Simonics, J. Li, P. V. Hobbs, and P. R. Buseck. 2003. Individual aerosol particles from biomass burning in southern Africa: 1. Compositions and size distributions of carbonaceous particles, J. Geophys. Res. 108(D13), 8483, doi:10.1029/2002JD002291.

Posfai, M, A.Gelencser, R. Simonics, K. Arato, J. Li, P. V. Hobbs, and P. R. Buseck. Atmospheric tar balls: Particles from biomass and biofuel burning. Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres 109 (D6): 6213-6213.

Li, J, M. Posfai, P. V. Hobbs, and P. R. Buseck. Individual aerosol particles from biomass burning in southern Africa: 2, Compositions and aging of inorganic particles. Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres 108 (D13): 8484-8484, 2003

Data Format:

Two types of particle data in the data set, aerosol composition and particle size distribution data, were collected using the University of Washington Convair CV-580 research aircraft. There are data for the following flights:

Composition Data Files

These data files contain the atomic compositions of individual aerosol particles, as generated from EDS. These include:

The file names are "composition_XXXXX.csv," where XXXXX is the sample number (the first 2 numbers are the flight number, see the Data Samples Information Table in the companion file for details).

Size Distribution Data Files

These data files contain size distributions of particle types, as measured on TEM images, sorted by sample. These include:

The file names are "particle-type_XXXXX.csv," where particle-type is "organic", "sulfate", or "tarball", and XXXXX is the sample number (the first 2 numbers are the flight number, see the Data Samples Information Table in the companion file for details).

Companion Files

Document Information:

2004/6/16

Document Review Date:

2004/6/16

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