Merging Algorithm for Aerosol Size Distribution from Multiple Instruments
Ondráček, J. | Ždímal, V. | Smolík, J. | Lazaridis, M.
A simple algorithm for merging aerosol number particle size distribution (AMANpsd) data from multiple instruments is presented. The code uses a multilognormal model for the evaluation of merged aerosol particle size distribution data. AMANpsd is able to recalculate the aerodynamic diameter to the mobility diameter in the cases when, e.g., the Aerodynamic Particle Sizer data need to be connected to the data obtained by the Scanning Mobility Particle Sizer. The only assumption is the lognormality of the particle size distribution. As a result, the algorithm gives the parameters of the multilognormal model (particle number concentration, geometric mean diameter, and geometric standard deviation of each single lognormal mode). The algorithm was tested on a set of data from intensive indoor/outdoor measurement campaigns performed in Prague (Czech Republic), Oslo (Norway), and Milan (Italy). The particle size distribution data set covers the range of particle mobility diameters from 2 nm up to 8 μm. The agreement between the multilognormal model and the available experimental data from multiple instruments was satisfactory.Show more [+] Less [-]