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Instrument: Single Particle Soot Photometer

Name Single Particle Soot Photometer
Acronym SP2
Manufacturer Droplet Measurement Technologies
Manufacturer website
Operated by UNIMAN
Operated onboard

Instrument type

Name Black Carbon
Acronym Black Carbon

Principle of operation

Measured parameter Density (&micro;g/m<SUP>3</SUP>) or Absorption (Mm-1)
Operating principle

Aethalometer or PSAP

Measurement(s) Aerosol

Dimension and weight

External dimension SP2: 48 cm W x 61 cm L x 26 cm H Pump: 20 cm W x 25 cm L x 10 cm H
Weight 26.1


Operating mode In situ






Operational restriction

Temperature: 0 – 40°C (32 – 104 °F)

RH: 0 – 100% RH non-condensing

Operational requirements

Certification approvals

Certified for the FAAM aircraft

Additional information

BC mass distribution as function of particle diameter

Particle number distribution as a function of particle size

Access, host and processing


Optional instrument fit on the FAAM aircraft - discuss usage with University of Manchester

Could also fit on any aircraft having the following characteristics

General description

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