FACE (Feldberg Aerosol Characterization Experiment)

View by the aerosol inlets to the "Grosser Feldberg". Picture: MPIC

Two field projects (FACE2004 & FACE2005) performed at the Taunus Observatory (TO) of the Goethe University Frankfurt on the "Kleiner Feldberg", Germany.

Instrumental tests & comparisons, CCN activation studies, air mass characterization in the vicinity of the polluted Rhein-Main area, nucleation events.

In 2011 and 2012 we returned to the Feldberg for the experiments "PARADE" and "INUIT-TO".

Q-AMS, C-ToF-AMS, SPLAT, various particle counters (CPC, OPC), SMPS etc.

People involved:
F. Drewnick, J. Schneider, J. Curtius, M. Kamphus, H.-J. Vössing, S. Walter, M. Ettner-Mahl, A. Kürten, R. Weigel, S. Zorn, S. Hings, B. Winterholler

Cooperation with:
Biogeochemistry Dept., MPIC Mainz (U. Dusek, G. Frank, D. Chand)
University Mainz (L. Schütz)
University Giessen (K.-P. Hinz)
University Frankfurt (H. Bingemer)


Dusek, U., G. P. Frank, L. Hildebrandt, J. Curtius, J. Schneider, S. Walter, D. Chand, F. Drewnick, S. Hings, D. Jung, S. Borrmann, and M. O. Andreae, Size matters more than chemistry for cloud nucleating ability of aerosol particles, Science, 312, 1375-1378, https://doi.org/10.1126/science.1125261, 2006.

Hings, S. S., S. Walter, J. Schneider, S. Borrmann, and F. Drewnick, Comparison of a Quadrupole and a Time-of-Flight Aerosol Mass Spectrometer during the Feldberg Aerosol Characterization Experiment 2004, Aerosol Sci. Technol., 41, 679 - 691, https://doi.org/10.1080/02786820701408483, 2007.

Dusek, U., Frank, G. P., Curtius, J., Drewnick, F., Schneider, J., Kurten, A., Rose, D., Andreae, M. O., Borrmann, S., and Poschl, U.: Enhanced organic mass fraction and decreased hygroscopicity of cloud condensation nuclei (CCN) during new particle formation events, Geophys. Res. Lett., 37, https://doi.org/10.1029/2009gl040930, 2010.

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