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Title: COMMIT in 7-SEAS/BASELINE: Operation of and observations from a novel, mobile laboratory for measuring in-situ properties of aerosols and gases
Authors: Peter Pantina
Si Chee Tsay
Ta Chih Hsiao
Adrian M. Loftus
Ferret Kuo
Chang Feng Ou-Yang
Andrew M. Sayer
Shen Hsiang Wang
Neng Huei Lin
N. Christina Hsu
Serm Janjai
Somporn Chantara
Anh X. Nguyen
Keywords: Environmental Science
Issue Date: 1-Nov-2016
Abstract: © Taiwan Association for Aerosol Research. Trace gases and aerosols (particularly biomass-burning aerosols) have important implications for air quality and climate studies in Southeast Asia (SEA). This paper describes the purpose, operation, and datasets collected from NASA Goddard Space Flight Center’s (NASA/GSFC) Chemical, Optical, and Microphysical Measurements of In-situ Troposphere (COMMIT) laboratory, a mobile platform designed to measure trace gases and optical/microphysical properties of naturally occurring and anthropogenic aerosols. More importantly, the laboratory houses a specialized humidification system to characterize hygroscopic growth/enhancement, a behavior that affects aerosol properties and cloud-aerosol interactions and is generally underrepresented in the current literature. A summary of the trace gas and optical/microphysical measurements is provided, along with additional detail and analysis of data collected from the hygroscopic system during the 2015 Seven South-East Asian Studies (7-SEAS) field campaign. The results suggest that data from the platform are reliable and will complement future studies of aerosols and air quality in SEA and other regions of interest.
ISSN: 20711409
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