Articles | Volume 21, issue 9
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 6781–6797, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-6781-2021
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 6781–6797, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-6781-2021

Measurement report 05 May 2021

Measurement report | 05 May 2021

Measurement report: Balloon-borne in situ profiling of Saharan dust over Cyprus with the UCASS optical particle counter

Maria Kezoudi et al.

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AErosol RObotic NETwork (AERONET) NASA https://aeronet.gsfc.nasa.gov/

Worldwide observations with the portable Raman lidar systems (Polly) TROPOS (Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research) http://polly.tropos.de/

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Mineral dust concentrations in the diameter range from 0.4 to 14.0 μm were measured with the balloon-borne UCASS optical particle counter. Launches were coordinated with ground-based remote-sensing and airborne in situ measurements during a Saharan dust outbreak over Cyprus. Particle number concentrations reached 50 cm−3 for the diameter range 0.8–13.9 μm. Comparisons with aircraft data show reasonable agreement in magnitude and shape of the particle size distribution.
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