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ASCOS Aerosol Volatility (Leeds)
Entry ID: SMHI_IPY_ASCOS-Aerosol-Leeds_1.0

Abstract: ASCOS was an interdisciplinary expedition to the central Arctic on the icebreaker Oden from 1 August to 9 September 2008. The expedition focused on processes relating to cloud formation in the summer Arctic and included observations of marine biology and chemistry, atmospheric chemistry, physical oceanography, aerosol chemistry and physics, and meteorology. Aerosol volatility spectra were obtained from 2 instruments operated by University of Leeds: a PCASP optical particle counter, and a Scanning Mobility Particle Sizer. The sampled air to each was heated between ambient and 900 degrees C. Changes in size spectra with temperature allow chemical composition and mixing mode information to be inferred.
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 87.5   S: 77.8   E: 15.6   W: -11.5

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: University of Leeds
Dataset Title: ASCOS Aerosol Volatility (Leeds)
Dataset Release Date: 2009-09-01T00:00:00.000Z
Dataset Release Place: Leeds
Dataset Publisher: University of Leeds
Version: 1.0
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2008-08-01
Stop Date: 2008-09-07
Access Constraints Free
Use Constraints The data should be cited approriately
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Data Center
Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute, Ministry of the Environment, Sweden Supplemental Info
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Data Center Personnel
Phone: +46114958332
Contact Address:
Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute
City: Norrköping
Postal Code: SE-60176
Country: Sweden
Distribution Format: netCDF > NETwork Common Data Format
Phone: +44(0)1133438668
Email: b.brooks at
Contact Address:
School of Earth and Environment
University of Leeds
City: Leeds
Province or State: West Yorkshire
Postal Code: LS2 9JT
Country: UK
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2009-08-13
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-10-04