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ICECAPS-ACE: surface aerosol concentration measurements (condensation nuclei > 5nm diameter) taken at Summit Station Greenland

Update Frequency: Not Planned
Latest Data Update: 2022-10-09
Status: Completed
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Citable
Publication Date: 2020-07-03
DOI Publication Date: 2023-02-09
Download Stats: last 12 months
Dataset Size: 21 Files | 46MB


This dataset contains concentrations of condensation nuclei (> 5 nm diameter) measured at the surface at the Summit Station Greenland using a GRIMM 5.4 Condensation Particle Counter (CPC). Data are 1 minute averages concatenated into monthly files.

These data were collected as part of the joint Natural Environmental Research Council (NERC) and US National Science Foundation (NSF) -funded Integrated Characterisation of Energy, Clouds, Atmospheric state, and Precipitation at Summit - Aerosol Cloud Experiment (ICECAPS-ACE) project.

Citable as:  Guy, H.; Neely III, R.R.; Brooks, I.M. (2023): ICECAPS-ACE: surface aerosol concentration measurements (condensation nuclei > 5nm diameter) taken at Summit Station Greenland. Centre for Environmental Data Analysis, 09 February 2023. doi:10.5285/f56980457ce240ccab5ac6d403c81e7a.
Abbreviation: Not defined
Keywords: ICECAPS-ACE, Aerosol, Cloud, Surface, Condensation


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Data lineage:

Data were collected by the ICECAPS project team and deposited at the Centre for Environmental Data Analysis (CEDA) for archiving.

Data Quality:
Data are as given by the data provider with quality control flags defined within each file. No quality control has been performed by the Centre for Environmental Data Analysis (CEDA)
File Format:
Data are netCDF formatted.

Process overview

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

Instrument/Platform pairings

ICECAPS-ACE: Condensation particle counter Deployed on: Summit Station Greenland
Output Description


  • units: 1
  • long_name: Data Quality flag
  • var_id: qc_flag
  • names: Data Quality flag
  • units: 1
  • long_name: Day
  • var_id: day
  • names: Day
  • units: 1
  • long_name: Day of Year
  • var_id: day_of_year
  • names: Day of Year
  • units: 1
  • long_name: Hour
  • var_id: hour
  • names: Hour
  • units: degree_north
  • var_id: latitude
  • long_name: Latitude
  • names: Latitude
  • units: degree_east
  • var_id: longitude
  • long_name: Longitude
  • names: Longitude
  • units: 1
  • long_name: Minute
  • var_id: minute
  • names: Minute
  • units: 1
  • long_name: Month
  • var_id: month
  • names: Month
  • units: cm-3
  • standard_name: number_concentration_of_ambient_aerosol_particles_in_air
  • long_name: Number Concentration of Ambient Aerosol Particles in air
  • var_id: number_concentration_of_ambient_aerosol_particles_in_air
  • names: number_concentration_of_ambient_aerosol_particles_in_air, Number Concentration of Ambient Aerosol Particles in air
  • units: 1
  • long_name: Second
  • var_id: second
  • names: Second
  • units: 1
  • long_name: Year
  • var_id: year
  • names: Year

Co-ordinate Variables

  • standard_name: time
  • var_id: time
  • names: time
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