Shortcut to this page: http://tinyurl.com/BEACHON-RoMBAS
This page is a means of communication and repository of information for the upcoming biogenic aerosol field study at the Manitou Experimental Forest Observatory near Colorado Springs, CO, in Summer 2011.
- 1 Scientific Objectives
- 2 Papers and Presentations from the Campaign
- 3 Practical Organization
- 4 Logistics During the Campaign
- 5 Real-Time Data and Model Output
- 6 Science Meetings in the Field
- 7 Time Series and Diurnal Cycle Plots (Measurements & Modeling)
- 8 Data Policy
- 9 Data Analysis Meeting
- 10 Links and Info
BEACHON-RoMBAS is a component of the overall BEACHON project and stands for "Bio-hydro-atmosphere interactions of Energy, Aerosols, Carbon, H2O, Organics & Nitrogen - Rocky Mountain Biogenic Aerosol Study." The scientific foci of the BEACHON-RoMBAS field experiment include the emissions of primary biological particles (PBAP) and secondary organic aerosol (SOA) precursors, and their transformations and impacts in the atmosphere. An important angle is the evaluation of the importance of water availability in those emissions, transformations, and impacts.
Papers and Presentations from the Campaign
- J. Ortega, A. Turnipseed, A.B. Guenther, T.G. Karl, D.A. Day, D. Gochis, J.A. Huffman, A.J. Prenni, E.J.T. Levin, S.M. Kreidenweis, P.J. DeMott, Y. Tobo, E.G. Patton, A. Hodzic, Y. Cui, P.C. Harley, R.H. Hornbrook, E.C. Apel, R.K. Monson, A. S. D. Eller, J. P. Greenberg, M. Barth, P. Campuzano-Jost, B.B. Palm, J.L. Jimenez, A.C. Aiken, M.K. Dubey, C. Geron, J. Offenberg, M.G. Ryan, P.J. Fornwalt, S.C. Pryor, F.N. Keutsch, J.P. DiGangi, A.W.H. Chan, A.H. Goldstein, G.M. Wolfe, S. Kim, L. Kaser, R. Schnitzhofer, A. Hansel, C.A. Cantrell, R.L. Mauldin III, and J.N. Smith. Overview of the Manitou Experimental Forest Observatory: site description and selected science results from 2008–2013, ACPD, 2014
- I. Crawford, N. H. Robinson, M. J. Flynn, V. E. Foot, M. W. Gallagher, J. A. Huffman, W. R. Stanley, and P. H. Kaye. Characterisation of bioaerosol emissions from a Colorado pine forest: results from the BEACHON-RoMBAS experiment, ACPD, 2014
- M.J. Roskamp, W. Luo, J.F. Pankow, T.R. Rosenstiel, P.C. Harley, A.A. Turnipseed, K.C. Barsanti. Characterization of Biogenic Volatile Organic Compounds (BVOCs) in a Pine Forest by Two-Dimensional Gas Chromatography-Time of Flight Mass Spectrometry (GCxGC-TOFMS), in Prep
- H. Zhang, Z. Zhang, T. Karl, Y.H. Lin, N.A. Bhathela, J. Ortega, L. Cappellin, L. Kaser, A. Hansel, D.R. Worton, A.H. Goldstein, A. Guenther, J.L. Jimenez, A. Gold, and J.D. Surratt. Secondary Organic Aerosol Formation from 2-Methyl-3-Buten-2-ol (MBO) Photooxidation: Evidence for Acid-Catalyzed Reactive Uptake of Epoxides. in Prep.
- M. Brüggemann, A.L. Vogel & T. Hoffmann. Analysis of organic aerosols using a micro-orifice volatilization impactor (MOVI) coupled to an atmospheric-pressure chemical ionization mass spectrometer (APCI-MS), European Journal of Mass Spec., 2014 pdf here
- E.J.T. Levin, A.J. Prenni1, B.B. Palm, D.A. Day, P. Campuzano-Jost, P.M. Winkler, S.M. Kreidenweis, P.J. DeMott, J.L. Jimenez, and J.N. Smith. Size-resolved aerosol composition and its link to hygroscopicity at a forested site in Colorado, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 14, 2657–2667, doi:10.5194/acp-14-2657-2014, 2014
- R.L.N. Yatavelli, H. Stark, S.L. Thompson, J.R. Kimmel, M.J. Cubison, D.A. Day, P. Campuzano-Jost, B.B. Palm, J.A. Thornton, J.T. Jayne, D.R. Worsnop, and J.L. Jimenez. SemiContinuous Measurements of Gas/Particle Partitioning of Organic Acids in a ponderosa pine Forest Using a MOVI-HRToF-CIMS. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 14, 1527-1546, doi:10.5194/acp-14-1527-2014, 2014.
- Y. Tobo, A.J. Prenni, P.J. DeMott, J.A. Huffman, C.S. McCluskey, G. Tian, C. Pohlker, U. Poschl, and S.M. Kreidenweis. Biological aerosol particles as a key determinant of ice nuclei populations in a forest ecosystem J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 118, 10,100–10,110, doi:10.1002/jgrd.50801, 2013
- M.J. Berkelhammer, J. Hu, A. Bailey, D. C. Noone, C. J. Still, H. Barnard, D. Gochis, G. S. Hsiao, T. Rahn, and A. Turnipseed, The nocturnal water cycle in an open-canopy forest, J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 118, 10,225–10,242, doi:10.1002/jgrd.50701, 2013
- J.L. Fry, D.C. Draper, K.J. Zarzana, P. Campuzano-Jost, D.A. Day, J.L. Jimenez, S.S. Brown, R.C. Cohen, L. Kaser, A. Hansel, L. Cappellin, T. Karl, A. Hodzic Roux, A. Turnipseed, C. Cantrell, B.L. Lefer, and N. Grossberg. Observations of gas- and aerosol-phase organic nitrates at BEACHON-RoMBAS 2011 ACP, 2013
- S.C. Pryor, R.J. Barthelmie, and K.E. Hornsby. Size-Resolved Particle Fluxes and Vertical Gradients over and in a Sparse Pine Forest AS&T, 2013
- J.A. Huffman, C. Pöhlker, A.J. Prenni, P.J. DeMott, R.H. Mason, N.H. Robinson, J. Fröhlich-Nowoisky, Y. Tobo, V.R. Després, E. Garcia, D.J. Gochis, E. Harris, I. Müller-Germann, C. Ruzene, B. Schmer, B. Sinha, D.A. Day, M.O. Andreae, J.L. Jimenez, M. Gallagher, S.M. Kreidenweis, A.K. Bertram, and U. Pöschl. High concentrations of biological aerosol particles and ice nuclei during and after rain ACP, 2013
- A.S.D. Eller, P. Harley, and R.K. Monson, Potential contribution of exposed resin to ecosystem emissions of monoterpenes Atmos. Environ., 2013
- N.H. Robinson, J.D. Allan, J.A. Huffman, P.H. Kaye, V.E. Foot, and M. Gallagher. Cluster analysis of WIBS single particle bioaerosol data. Atmos. Meas. Tech., 6, 337-347, 2012, doi:10.5194/amt-6-337-2013, 2013
- A.J. Prenni, Y. Tobo, E. Garcia, P.J. DeMott, J.A. Huffman, C.S. McCluskey, S.M. Kreidenweis, J.E. Prenni, C. Pöhlker, U. Pösch The impact of rain on ice nuclei populations at a forested site in Colorado GRL, 2013
- Schumacher, C. J., Pöhlker, C., Aalto, P., Hiltunen, V., Petäjä, T., Kulmala, M., Pöschl, U., and Huffman, J. A.: Seasonal cycles of fluorescent biological aerosol particles in boreal and semi-arid forests of Finland and Colorado, Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss., 13, 17123-17158, doi:10.5194/acpd-13-17123-2013, 2013.
- T. Karl, A. Hansel, L. Cappellin, L. Kaser, I. Herdlinger, and W. Jud. Selective measurements of isoprene and 2-methyl-3-buten-2-ol based on NO+ ionization mass spectrometry. Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss., 12, 19349-19370, doi:10.5194/acpd-12-19349-2012, 2012
- H. Zhang, D.R. Worton, M. Lewandowski, J. Ortega, C.L. Rubitschun, J.H. Park, K. Kristensen, P. Campuzano-Jost, D.A. Day, J.L. Jimenez, M. Jaoui, J.H. Offenberg, T.E. Kleindienst, J. Gilman, W.C. Kuster, J. de Gouw, C.H. Park, G.W. Schade, A.A. Frossard, L. Russell, L. Kaser, W. Jud, A. Hansel, L. Cappellin, T. Karl, M. Glasius, A. Guenther, A.H. Goldstein, J.H. Seinfeld, A. Gold, R.M. Kamens, and J.D. Surratt. Organosulfates as Tracers for Secondary Organic Aerosol (SOA) Formation from 2-Methyl-3-Buten-2-ol (MBO) in the Atmosphere. Environmental Science & Technology, doi:10.1021/es301648z, 2012.
Please send presentations you would like posted to Doug Day & Michael Lechner.
- Chan et al., Sources and Chemistry of Low-Volatility Organic Compounds in a Pine Forest: SV-TAG/AMS Measurements from BEACHON-RoMBAS 2011. Poster at Atmos Chem GRC (West Dover, VT, July 2013) & AAAR (Portland, OR, Oct. 2013)
- Levin et al., The Importance of Organic Aerosol to CCN Concentrations and Characteristics at a Forested Site in Colorado; Poster at 19th International Conference on Nucleation and Atmospheric Aerosols (ICNAA), Fort Collins, CO, June, 2013
- Cui et al., Investigating the connection between New Particle Formation at forest site and the presence of anthropogenic pollutants Poster at Fall AGU, Dec. 2012
- Gallagher et al., Hierarchical Agglomerative Cluster Analysis Applied to Real-time Atmospheric Wideband Integrated Bio-fluorescence Aerosol Spectrometer (WIBS) Measurements Abstract NOSA Bioaerosol Focus Symposium, Helsingor, Denmark, Nov. 2012
- Hodzic et al. WRF-Chem evaluation over the Rocky Mountains forest during BEACHON-RoMBAS 2011. Poster at the WRF-Chem Workshop, Boulder, June 2012. PRELIMINARY WORK, PLS DO NOT CITE.
Papers from previous campaigns at this site
- Kaser et al.Comparison of different real time VOC measurement techniques in a ponderosa pine forest ACP, 2013
- Kim et al. Evaluation of HOx sources and cycling using measurement-constrained model calculations in a 2-methyl-3-butene-2-ol (MBO) and monoterpene (MT) dominated ecosystem., ACPD 2012
- DiGangi et al. Observations of glyoxal and formaldehyde as metrics for the anthropogenic impact on rural photochemistry, ACP 2012.
- Levin et al. An annual cycle of size-resolved aerosol hygroscopicity at a forested site in Colorado, J. Geophys. Res. 2012.
- DiGangi et al. First direct measurements of formaldehyde flux via eddy covariance: implications for missing in-canopy formaldehyde sources, ACP 2011.
- Kim et al. Emissions and ambient distributions of Biogenic Volatile Organic Compounds (BVOC) in a ponderosa pine ecosystem: interpretation of PTR-MS mass spectra, ACP 2010.
- An email list has been set up <BEACHON-RoMBAS@googlegroups.com>. You can add others from your group, remove yourself, change the address with which you are subscribed, etc. at http://groups.google.com/group/BEACHON-RoMBAS/.
- A List of Instrumentation including power and space needs has been compiled. (If you want to participate or add instrumentation which is not currently listed, please let us know). We have recently recruited two PBAP instruments from Europe as well as other collaborators on SOA and other measurements.
- As a reference, the list of instrumentation for the BEACHON-ROCS-2010 field study is here.
- Final dates: Jul-15-Aug 30, 2011
Logistics During the Campaign
All logistical information is centralized on the BEACHON-RoMBAS Logistics Page.
Real-Time Data and Model Output
- Access recent met and gas data here.
- The links "MET data" and "Chemistry Tower" go to real-time plots of the met data (from a small met station at the top of the tower and winds from the sonic anemometer) and some chemical species (O3, SO2, etc.) for the past few days. These are not "final" concentrations - they are just ones we calculated using some reasonable estimates of calibration coefficients (and some include calibration periods), but they give a good relative measure of what's happening.
- Information on historic met/gas observations including diurnal cycles and wind roses can be found on the logistics page (see link above).
Science Meetings in the Field
- Presentation from 1st Science Meeting Thursday 28-July 2011 3-5 pm at MFO lodge.
- Presentation from 2nd Science Meeting Thursday 4-Aug 2011 3-5 pm at MFO lodge.
- Presentation from 3rd Science Meeting: Thursday 11-Aug 11 am-1 pm at MFO lodge.
- Presentation from 4th Science Meeting: Thursday 18-Aug 11 am-1 pm at MFO lodge.
- Presentation from 5th Science meeting: Wednesday 24-Aug 11 am-1 pm at MFO lodge.
Time Series and Diurnal Cycle Plots (Measurements & Modeling)
- Prepared by Michael Lechner using data from the server (measurements and WRF-Chem model)
- Meteorology : Time Series // Diurnal // PXP
- Trace gases: Time Series // Diurnal // PXP
- Aerosols: Time Series // Diurnal // PXP
- CO tracer of source regions (WRF/Chem model) PXP
- VOCs Anthroprogenic:Time Series // Diurnal // PXP
- VOCs Biogenic: Time Series // Diurnal // PXP
- Radicals and oxidized nitrogen species: Time Series // Diurnal // PXP
- SMPS Submicron Aerosol (CU - P27) Num. Distr. Vol. Distr. Integrated Num. Integrated Vol.
- NCAR PSD (P1): Number Distributions; NCAR CPC (P37): Total Particles > 3nm
- Diurnal Boundary Layer Height - B. Lefer (UH)
From previous experience, it is important to share data early to identify instrument problems, early findings etc. We would like to propose the following data policy, which is based on that from MILAGRO, CalNex and other large field campaigns. Please let us know of any suggestions for changes etc.
(a) Data will be shared during the field phase as soon as it is available (if possible the next day after it is taken for continuous instruments). An FTP site has been set up by NCAR for this purpose (see logistics page for details on formatting/datastatus/upload/download here). This is done with the understanding that data is not fully calibrated/corrected/etc., and its main use is to look at trends and start to identify patterns and correlations. Field data from other groups can only be used by people participating in the campaign, and CANNOT be shown or shared with people outside the campaign unless you have the permission of the data owners.
(b) Data should also be made available to all participants during the data analysis phase. Data from other groups cannot be used in presentations or publications without the permission of the data owners, and coauthorship should be offered to the data producers (which are then free to accept or decline the offer).
Data Analysis Meeting
- Date: November 12-13, 2012
- Center Green: CG1-1214 North Auditorium
- 3080 Center Green Drive, Boulder CO
- Not at Foothills Lab: CG is located on west side of Foothills Pkwy from NCAR Foothills lab. Take first right off of Valmont if coming from Foothills Pkwy onto Center Green Dr.)
Links and Info
- Public news about the BEACHON project
- Video on the project (produced by Prof. Russ Monson, co-PI of the project)
- Note in the Rocky Mountain Research Station Explorer
- Acknowledgements: the BEACHON-RoMBAS campaign is partially supported by an ETBC grant to NCAR, the University of Colorado, Colorado State University, and Penn State University (NSF ATM-0919189)
- If you want an account to be able to add information to this Wiki, just let Jose know. Unfortunately we have to keep the Wiki password-protected as people were using it to sell Viagra and Vicodin otherwise.