TSI 3563 Integrating Nephelometer (TSI Neph)

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Operated By: 
PI

TSI Integrating Nephelometers are designed specifically for studies of direct radiative forcing of the Earth’s climate by aerosol particles, or studies of ground-based or airborne atmospheric visual air quality in clean areas. They may also be used as an analytical detector for aerosol particles whenever the parameter of interest is the light-scattering coefficient of the particles after a pretreatment step, such as heating, humidification, or segregation by size. The light-scattering coefficient is a highly variable aerosol property. Integrating Nephelometers measure the angular integral of light scattering that yields the quantity called the aerosol scattering coefficient, which is used in the Beer-Lambert Law to calculate total light extinction.

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Aircraft: 
Cessna 402B, Citation, DC-8 - AFRC, P-3 Orion - WFF, Twin Otter, Twin Otter (DOE)