6:15 PM - 7:30 PM
[AAS21-P13] Observation of optical and chemical properties of aerosols at a forest site in Kii Peninsula during summer of 2014
Keywords:Aerosol optical property, Ambient measurement, Forest site, Biogenic SOA, Lensing effect, Photoacoustic spectroscopy
The observations were conducted from 17 July to 3 September 2014 at the Wakayama Forest Research Station, Kyoto University, Japan (34.06N, 135.52E, around 535 m above sea level), which is located in the central part of Kii Peninsula. Ambient particles were sampled from an inlet placed at 6.4 m above ground level. Absorption and scattering coefficients of PM1 particles were measured using two photoacoustic spectrometers (PASS-3 at λ = 405, 532, 781 nm and PAX at λ = 375 nm, DMT) after passing aerosols through a heater controlled at 300℃ or a bypass line by switching ball valves every 10 min. By comparing absorption coefficients at 781 nm with and without heating, increase in BC light absorption due to coating can be estimated. Mass concentrations of non-refractory materials were measured using an aerosol mass spectrometer (AMS, Aerodyne Research). Mass concentrations of elemental carbon (EC) and organic carbon (OC) were also measured by thermo-optical technique using a semi-continuous EC/OC analyzer (Sunset Lab.). Size distributions of particles were measured using a scanning mobility particle sizer (SMPS, TSI) and optical particle counters (OPCs, RION and TSI). Aerosol particles were also collected using an impactor for morphological analysis using a transmission electron microscope (TEM). Optical thickness (AOT) and extinction Angstrom exponent of aerosols were also measured using a Skyradiometer (Prede). In the presentation, relation between the obtained optical properties with chemical and physical properties of aerosols will be discussed.