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SAFARI 2000 Physical and Chemical Properties of Aerosols, Dry Season 2000

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Data setSAFARI 2000 Physical and Chemical Properties of Aerosols, Dry Season 2000
Release date2004-09-13
ProjectSAFARI 2000 (S2K)
Time Period2000-08-17


SAFARI 2000 provided an opportunity to study aerosol particles produced by savanna burning. 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 (Posfai et al., 2003).


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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 [] from Oak Ridge National Laboratory Distributed Active Archive Center, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, U.S.A. doi:10.3334/ORNLDAAC/725
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SAFARI 2000 (S2K): The SAFARI 2000 project was an international science initiative to study the linkages between land and atmosphere processes in the southern African region. In addition, SAFARI 2000 examined the relationship of biogenic, pyrogenic, and anthropogenic emissions and the consequences of their deposition to the functioning of the biogeophysical and biogeochemical systems of southern Africa. This initiative, which was conducted in 1999-2001, was built around a number of ongoing, already-funded activities by NASA, the international community, and African nations in the southern African region.

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Data File (Granule)File SizeDates 350.6 KB 2000-08-17 - 2000-09-13 35.0 KB 2000-08-17 - 2000-09-13