Technical Note: A novel rocket-based in situ collection technique for mesospheric and stratospheric aerosol particles
2013 (English)In: Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, ISSN 1867-1381, E-ISSN 1867-8548, Vol. 6, no 3, 777-785 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
A technique for collecting aerosol particles between altitudes of 17 and 85 km is described. Spin-stabilized collection probes are ejected from a sounding rocket allowing for multi-point measurements. Each probe is equipped with 110 collection samples that are 3 mm in diameter. The collection samples are one of three types: standard transmission electron microscopy carbon grids, glass fibre filter paper or silicone gel. Collection samples are exposed over a 50 m to 5 km height range with a total of 45 separate ranges. Post-flight electron microscopy will give size-resolved information on particle number, shape and elemental composition. Each collection probe is equipped with a suite of sensors to capture the probe's status during the fall. Parachute recovery systems along with GPS-based localization will ensure that each probe can be located and recovered for post-flight analysis.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. Vol. 6, no 3, 777-785 p.
Electron Microscope, Size Distribution, Sounding Rockets, Polar Mesosphere, Meteoric Smoke, Charged Dust, Cloud, Layer, Lidar, August-1-1968
Engineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-121622DOI: 10.5194/amt-6-777-2013ISI: 000317011200020ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84882794389OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-121622DiVA: diva2:620294
QC 201305082013-05-082013-05-032014-03-20Bibliographically approved