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Technical Note: A novel rocket-based in situ collection technique for mesospheric and stratospheric aerosol particles
KTH, School of Electrical Engineering (EES), Space and Plasma Physics.
KTH, School of Electrical Engineering (EES), Space and Plasma Physics.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-2422-5426
KTH, School of Electrical Engineering (EES), Space and Plasma Physics.
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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
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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.

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2013. Vol. 6, no 3, 777-785 p.
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Electron Microscope, Size Distribution, Sounding Rockets, Polar Mesosphere, Meteoric Smoke, Charged Dust, Cloud, Layer, Lidar, August-1-1968
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-121622DOI: 10.5194/amt-6-777-2013ISI: 000317011200020ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84882794389OAI: diva2:620294

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