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Estimation of aerosol size distribution from ion mobility spectra using the KL model

Siingh, D and Gopalakrishnan, V and Gautam, AS and Singh, RP (2011) Estimation of aerosol size distribution from ion mobility spectra using the KL model. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 32 (21). pp. 6783-6798.

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Atmospheric ion mobility spectra were measured at Maitri, Antarctica, using an indigenously fabricated ion mobility spectrometer in January-February 2005 during the 24th Indian Antarctic Expedition. The ion mobility spectrometer was fabricated and tested at the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune, India. As the ion mobility depends on the diameter of the particles, the aerosol size distribution was derived from the observed ion mobility spectra using the KL model. The model was tested by comparing the derived spectra with the observed spectra using the Scanning Mobility Particle Sizer and the Aerodynamic Particle Sizer. We show that the KL model can reasonably reproduce the observed size distribution except in the accumulation mode. Relevant meteorological parameters are also reported, which aid in the interpretation of the results.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Taylor and Francis.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Accumulation modes; Aerodynamic particle sizer; Aerosol size distributions; Antarctica; Ion Mobility; Ion mobility spectra; Ion mobility spectrometer; K-l model; Meteorological parameters; Scanning mobility particle sizer; Tropical meteorology, Atmospheric aerosols; Particle spectrometers; Size distribution; Spectrometry, Ions, aerodynamics; aerosol; element mobility; estimation method; ionic composition; numerical model; parameterization; size distribution; spectral analysis, Antarctica; East Antarctica; Maitri
Subjects: Meteorology and Climatology
Depositing User: IITM Library
Date Deposited: 11 Aug 2014 11:00
Last Modified: 11 Aug 2014 11:00

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