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Polluted Troposphere IONS: Aerosol Geiger counter at the University of Reading Atmospheric Observatory

Update Frequency: Not Planned
Latest Data Update: 2006-10-13
Status: Completed
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Published
Publication Date: 2007-03-14
Download Stats: last 12 months
Dataset Size: 15 Files | 2MB


Ionisation as a precursor to Aerosol Formation (also known as IONS) was a Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) Polluted Troposphere Research Programme project (Round 1 - NER/T/S/2002/00150 - Duration 2002 - 2005) and was led by Dr RG Harrison, University of Reading. Data consist of surface level measurements of background ion production rates and small ion concentrations.

This dataset contains aerosol geiger counter measurements at the University of Reading Atmospheric Observatory.

Citable as:  Harrison, G. (2007): Polluted Troposphere IONS: Aerosol Geiger counter at the University of Reading Atmospheric Observatory. NCAS British Atmospheric Data Centre, date of citation.
Abbreviation: Not defined
Keywords: Polluted Troposphere, Ionisation, Chemistry


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Data were obtained at the Weybourne Atmospheric Observatory on the Norfolk coast during the TORCH 2 campaign of May/June 2004 and at the University of Reading meteorological field site. Data provided to the BADC as is, by the Polluted Troposphere Programme participants.

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Data are NASA Ames formatted

Process overview

This dataset was generated by instruments deployed on platforms as listed below.

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Geiger counter Deployed on: University of Reading Atmospheric Observatory
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  • units: in hhmm

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