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Title: Aerosol time-of-flight mass spectrometry (ATOFMS) as a real time monitor of individual aerosol particles in field studies.

Principal Investigator / Author(s): Prather, Kimberly A

Contractor: UC Riverside

Contract Number: 95-305

Research Program Area: Atmospheric Processes, Health & Exposure

Topic Areas: Health Effects of Air Pollution, Monitoring


To develop transportable instruments which can be used to characterize the spatial and temporal variations of the size and chemical composition of individual airborne particles. Once developed and tested as part of this contract, these instruments will be used at various locations in the State of California to characterize aerosol sources and transformations as they occur in the atmosphere.


For questions regarding this research project, including available data and progress status, contact: Heather Choi at (916) 322-3893

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