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Langley Aerosol Research Group Experiment (LARGE)


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Aerosol Inlets for CAMP2Ex.  Top = Isokinetic "Clarke".  Bottom = Couterflow Virtual Impactor (CVI)

Langley Aerosol Research Group Experiment (LARGE).  The "classic" suite of instrumenation measures in-situ aerosol micrphysical and optical properties. The package can be tailored for specific science objectives and to operate on a variety of aircraft. Depending on the aircraft, measurments are made from either a shrouded single-diffuser "Clarke" inlet, from a BMI (Brechtel Manufacturing Inc.) isokinetic inlet, or from a HIML inlet. Primary measurements include:

1.) total and non-volatile particle concentrations (3nm and 10nm nominal size cuts),
2.) dry size distributions from 3nm to 5µm diameter using a combination of mobilty-optical-aerodynamic sizing techniques,
3.) dry and humidified scattering coefficients (at 450, 550, and 700nm wavelength), and
4.) dry absorption coefficients (470, 532, and 670nm wavelength). 

LARGE derived products include particle size statistics (integrated number, surface area, and volume concentrations for ultrafine, accumulation, and coarse modes), dry and ambient aerosol extinction coefficients, single scattering albedo, angstrom exponent coefficients, and scattering hygroscopicity parameter f(RH).

DC-8 - AFRC, C-130H - WFF, P-3 Orion - WFF, HU-25 Falcon - LaRC, King Air B-200 - LaRC/Dynamic, Twin Otter - CIRPAS - NPS
Recent Missions: 
SARP 2024 (P-3 Orion - WFF); ASIA-AQ (DC-8 - AFRC); PACE-PAX (Twin Otter - CIRPAS - NPS); ACTIVATE (HU-25 Falcon - LaRC); FIREX-AQ (DC-8 - AFRC); CAMP2Ex (P-3 Orion - WFF)
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