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Nom du jeu de donnéesAEROCLO-sA PEGASUS aerosol mass concentration
Créé le2020-04-03
Date de début (yyyy-mm-dd)2017-08-20Date de fin (yyyy-mm-dd)2017-09-13
Accès aux données Dataset as provided by the Principal Investigator


Description du jeu de données
RésuméAerosol particle mass concentration measured at the surface level by the PEGASUS mobile platform located at the SANUMARC research center in Henties Bay, Namibia.
Strategie d'observationThe aerosol particle mass concentration was measured by a Tapered Element Oscillating Microbalance (TEOM) with Filter Dynamic Measurement System (FDMS) by Thermo Inc. (model 1504f) operated in the PEGASUS mobile platform. Air was taken into the instrument from one of the two custom-built high volume wind-orientable inlet of the mobile platform. Data were acquired continuously at 6 minute time resolution.
RéférencesFormenti, P., B. D’Anna, C. Flamant, M. Mallet, S.J. Piketh, K. Schepanski, F. Waquet, F. Auriol, G. Brogniez, F. Burnet, J. Chaboureau, A. Chauvigné, P. Chazette, C. Denjean, K. Desboeufs, J. Doussin, N. Elguindi, S. Feuerstein, M. Gaetani, C. Giorio, D. Klopper, M.D. Mallet, P. Nabat, A. Monod, F. Solmon, A. Namwoonde, C. Chikwililwa, R. Mushi, E.J. Welton, and B. Holben, 2019: The Aerosols, Radiation and Clouds in Southern Africa Field Campaign in Namibia: Overview, Illustrative Observations, and Way Forward. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 100, 1277–1298,
Description de l'instrument
Type d'instrumentIn Situ/Laboratory Instruments > Chemical Meters/Analyzers > AEROSOL MONITOR
Observation frequency6 minutes
Horizontal coveragePoint measurement
Vertical coverageSurface
Longitude (°)-22.1Latitude (°)14.5
Height above ground (m)2
Information géographique
Site 1
SiteHenties Bay
Type de plateformeIn Situ Land-based Platforms > GROUND-BASED OBSERVATIONS
Instrument environmentThe instrument was located inside the PEGASUS mobile platform. PEGASUS was installed at the Sam Nujoma Marine and Coastal Resources Research Centre (SANUMARC) of the University of Namibia in Henties Bay (22°S, 14°05’E), Namibia. Henties Bay is a small town in an arid environment with no vegetation, no industrial activity and very little traffic. The site on the University campus, is located on the coast approximately 20 m from the shore line. To the east are the Namibian Gravel Plains, at 3 km to the south of the campus is the town of Henties Bay, and to the north is the Omaruru Riverbed (river mouth approximately 100 m from SANUMARC). The population of Henties Bay ranges between 4 600 and 6 000 inhabitants, according to the Namibia 2011 population and housing census.
Paramètres mesurés
Paramètre mesuré 1
Nom du paramètreParticulate Matter
Mot-clé du paramètreAtmosphere > Aerosols > Particulate Matter
Unitémicrogramm per cubic meter - µg.m-3
Méthodologie d'acquisition et qualitéMeasured data have been corrected for particle losses through the pipelines
Date de début (yyyy-mm-dd)Date de fin (yyyy-mm-dd)
Précision du capteur / Incertitude
Derived parameter 1
Nom du paramètreParticulate Matter
Mot-clé du paramètreAtmosphere > Aerosols > Particulate Matter
Unitémicrogramm per cubic meter - µg.m-3
Date de début (yyyy-mm-dd)Date de fin (yyyy-mm-dd)
Précision du capteur / Incertitude
Information sur l'utilisation des données
Conditions d'utilisation des donnéesThe Principal Investigator(s) of the mass concentration data for the AEROCLO-sA campaign is Paola Formenti. If you intend to use the following data please consult with him via e-mail: Please consider authorship for the PI whenever using the data. They were acquired with the support of Anaïs Feron (LISA) and of the Technical Department of the LISA (, a joint research unit of the CNRS, University Paris-Est Créteil and University of Paris).
Charte d'accès aux donnéesAEROCLO data policy
Base de donnéesAEROCLO-sA on BAOBAB
Format des fichiers de donnéesascii text