Master’s Programme in Atmospheric Sciences is responsible for the course.
Module where the course belongs to:
- ATM300 Advanced Studies in Atmospheric Sciences
- Study Track in Aerosol Physics
The course is available to students from other degree programmes.
ATM319 Measurements of atmospheric aerosols: aerosol physics, sampling and measurement techniques
ATM320 Mass spectrometry in atmospheric sciences and environmental analysis
The student will get basic information on the current techniques to measure atmospheric aerosol particles. Particular interest is placed on measurements of physical, chemical and optical properties, as well as aerosol hygroscopicity and volatility. The student learns the scientific basis of the instrument components.
The course will be lectured every year in the II period.
The recommended time for completion is after completing Aerosol physics I.
- Introduction to atmospheric aerosol measurements
- total aerosol number concentration (Condensation Particle Counters)
- aerosol size classification (Differential Mobility Analyzers)
- laboratory generation of aerosols and instrument verification
- measurements of aerosol hygroscopicity and volatility
- measurements of atmospheric ions
- aerosol optical properties
- on-line and off-line aerosol chemical measurements
- Lecture notes
Supplementary reading material
- Hämeri, K. and Mäkelä, J. (2002) Aerosolien mittaustekniikka, moniste (in Finnish)
- Kulkarni, P., Baron, P.A. and Willeke, K. (Eds), Aerosol Measurement: Principles, Techniques, and Applications, Third Edition, 2011, Wiley. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/book/10.1002/9781118001684
Exercises, group work in laboratory, student presentation based on the laboratory work.
Final grade is based on exam and exercise points. 45% of total points are required to pass.