Aerosol Measurements

Here, we present preliminary observations of the free tropospheric aerosols (particles) intercepted at the Observatory in 2015, 2016 and 2017. These particles were likely transported for long distances over the Atlantic from surrounding continents.

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Aerosol Concentrations

The following graphs depict the atmospheric aerosol number concentration (particles of size above 0.3 micrometers in green and 0.4 micrometers in blue) time series.

2017
July 2017
June 2017
2016

The particle counter stopped running on August 3rd, but the scattering data (below) are still acquired.

July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015

Aerosol Light Scattering

The following graphs depict the time series of the aerosol ability to scatter solar radiation (at three different wavelengths: blue, green and red), which is a climate relevant aerosol measurement.

2017
July 2017
June 2017
2016
August 2016
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015

Disclaimer: Data shown here are only minimally processed and quality controlled (for additional information please contact Claudio Mazzoleni: cmazzoleni(at)mtu.edu).