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Millersville University Mobile Atmospheric Observing Facility (MAOF)
AVAILABILITY
Upon request; through contract with Millersville University.
REQUEST PROCEDURE
Refer to contact person.
Surface In-Situ Instruments
Integrated system for boundary layer and air chemistry research.
CONTACT
Richard Clark
Millersville University
P.O. Box 1002 (18 Creek Drive) Department of Earth Sciences Millersville, PA 17551-0302
717-872-3930
Richard.Clark@millersville.edu
http://www.millersville.edu/esci
SPECIFICATIONS
TypeMeteorological
Chemical
Flux
Instrument TypeSurface Flux Tower
EnvironmentAtmosphere
LocationMillersville University; mobile capability for in-situ observations
Archive Data Availability
VariablesTower:T, p, u,v,w, H2O, CO2, net radiation Acoustic Sodar/RASS: Wind and temperature profiles with statistics Tethered balloon: meteorology, chemistry, and user specific variables Lidar: Time height of aerosol backscatter with polarization Nephelometer: RGB backscatter coefficient Condensation particles counts and particle conc profiles Upper air meteorological variables
Time Period
Instrument Maturity
Waveband
Dervied VariablesMean quantities and fluxes of all variables via eddy covariance; flux profiles; thermodynamic parameters, kinematic variables, user-defined variables
Chemical PhaseGas phase
Chemical CompoundsO3, CO2, H2O, CO, SO2, NO/NO2/NOX
Technique
Sampling RateOther (explain below)
Detection LimitN/A
REMARKS
The MU-MAOF is a mobile facility with a full suite of instruments for obtaining measurements of meteorological variables and chemical (gas) concentrations. The instruments are integrated to provide detailed surface measurements of meteorology and chemistry (M&C), high sampling rate measurements of boundary layer variables, low sampling rate by high vertical resolution of M&C, and conventional meteorological variables using a Rawinsonde system. All instruments can be deployed at user-specific project locations.
UPDATED ON
15 Mar 2010 11:52