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List of AGORA Equipment

A summary of scientific equipment available at AGORA is shown, following ACTRIS component classification.

Aerosol Remote Sensing

Instrument

Objective

Facility

MULHACEN multi-wavelength Raman lidar

zenithal measurements for the retrieval of aerosol optical properties at 355, 532 and 1064 nm, and water vapour mixing ratio. 

UGR

VELETA mobile scanning lidar 

measurements (any direction in the sky) for the retrieval of aerosol optical properties at 355 nm.

UGR

ALHAMBRA multi-wavelength Raman lidar and fluorescence

zenithal measurements for the retrieval of aerosol optical properties at 355, 532 and 1064 nm, and water vapour mixing ratio.

Fluorescence (with spectroradiometer module)

UGR (in 2022)

CIMEL CE-318 sun photometers

atmospheric aerosol columnar properties included in the AERONET network.

UGR, CP, SNS


Cloud Remote Sensing

Instrument

Objective

Facility

Ground-based cloud radar (RPG-FMCW-94-DP)

vertical profiles of cloud properties, such as reflectivity, reflectivity spectra, vertical wind speed and depolarization ratio

UGR, Campaigns

Ground-based scanning microwave radiometer RPG-HATPRO

temperature and water vapour profiles up to 10 km above the ground, in nearly all-weather conditions. It also provides retrievals of column-integrated water vapour and liquid water content.

UGR, Campaigns

CHM15k-Nimbus ceilometer

backscattered signal at near infrared, 1064 nm, providing information on cloud base height and also aerosol optical properties.

UGR, Campaigns

Coherent Doppler Lidar Stream Line

dynamics of the ABL (wind, shear, turbulence)

UGR, Campaigns



Reactive Trace Gases Remote Sensing


Instrument

Objective

Facility

UVVIS MAXDOAS Spectrometer

boundary layer vertical distribution of aerosols (extinction) and active gases (O3, NO2, HCHO, CHOCHO, BrO, IO) based on analysis of sky scattered radiation at multi-angles. 

UGR (in 2022)



Aerosol In Situ

Instrument

Objective

Facility

Integrating nephelometer (TSI 3563)

particle light scattering and back-scattering coefficients

UGR, Campaigns

Scanning mobility particle sizer (SMPS)

Composed of an electrostatic classifier (TSI Mod. 3082) and a condensation particle counter (CPC; TSI Mod. 3772) for the provision of sub-micron particle number size distribution.

SNS, UGR, Campaigns

Aerodynamic particle sizer (APS; TSI Mod. 3321) 

coarse particle number size distribution

UGR,Campaigns

Multi-Angle Absorption Photometer (MAAP)

aerosol absorption coefficient

UGR, SNS, Campaigns

High-volume samplers

PM10 and PM1 aerosol sampling and chemical characterization.

SNS, UGR, Campaigns

TOF-ACSM

measurement, in real time, of sub-micron chemical composition of non-refractory particles, with high temporal resolution.

UGR, Campaigns

CCN Counter (CCN200, DMT)

study of activated particles able to act as cloud condensation nuclei

UGR, Campaigns

Rapid-e

measurements of size, shape and fluorescence of single particles to identify atmospheric particles of biological origin.

UGR, Campaigns

Hirst type sampler (Lanzoni)

collection of pollen particles and subsequent analysis with microscopy for the quantification of pollen concentration of different species.

SNS

Dry-wet deposition samplers (TISCH Scientific)

Collection of particle deposition and subsequent chemical characterization

UGR, SNS

Total deposition collector

collection of total (dry+wet) particles deposition and subsequent chemical characterization.

SNS, UGR

Low Cost Air Quality Sensor

concentration of particles and main polluting gases in real time with high temporal resolution using machine learning techniques. 

UGR, Campaigns

Aethalometer AE-33 

aerosol absorption coefficients at 7 wavelengths.

SNS, UGR,

Particle Soot Absorption Photometer (PSAP)

aerosol absorption coefficient

UGR (inactive)

Polar nephelometer

angular distribution of scattered light by atmospheric aerosol for wavelengths covering from ultraviolet to infrared. It also measures scattering of polarized light.

UGR (Laboratory of Aerosol Spectrometry)



Cloud in situ



Instrument

Objective

Facility

Fog Monitor (FM120, DMT)

measuring the size distribution of cloud droplets and estimation of the cloud liquid water content

SNS, Campaigns

Triple inlet

consisting of a total, interstitial and GCVI (ground-based counterflow virtual impactor, Brechtel Inc) for the characterization of the total, interstitial and activated aerosol particles within clouds.

SNS (total, interstitial), Campaigns (GCVI)



Reactive Trace Gases in situ


Instrument

Objective

Facility

Fixed Platform

Mobile platform for measuring polluting gases: CO, VOC, NOx, SO2, O3, and PM10. It will also include a high volume sampler for the chemical characterization of atmospheric particulate matter.

SNS (in 2022)

Mobile Platform

Mobile platform for measuring polluting gases: CO, VOC, NOx, SO2, O3, and PM10. It will also include a high volume sampler for the chemical characterization of atmospheric particulate matter.

Campaigns (in 2022)




Complementary


Instrument

Objective

Facility

Radiosondes (Graw, DFM-06)

vertical profiling of temperature, pressure, relative humidity and wind speed and direction beyond tropopause.

UGR, Campaigns

Automatic weather stations

ground measurements of temperature, pressure, relative humidity, wind speed and direction.

UGR

Radiometers

Broadband and UVB and UVA solar irradiance are continuously recorded together with thermal infrared atmospheric irradiance. 

UGR

Disdrometer (parsivel OTT)

hydrometeors types (rain, snow, etc.)  on surface, as well as drop size distribution and speed of falling hydrometeors.

UGR, SNS

Micro Rain RADAR (MRR-2) 

precipitation at high altitudes

SNS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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