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Award Abstract #1318307

RAPID: Measurement of Low-Volatility Gas-Phase Organic Compounds during the Southern Oxidant and Aerosol Study (SOAS)

NSF Org: AGS
Div Atmospheric & Geospace Sciences
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Initial Amendment Date: March 22, 2013
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Latest Amendment Date: March 22, 2013
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Award Number: 1318307
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Award Instrument: Standard Grant
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Program Manager: Peter J. Milne
AGS Div Atmospheric & Geospace Sciences
GEO Directorate For Geosciences
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Start Date: May 1, 2013
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End Date: April 30, 2014 (Estimated)
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Awarded Amount to Date: $14,341.00
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Investigator(s): Jesse Kroll jhkroll@mit.edu (Principal Investigator)
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Sponsor: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
77 MASSACHUSETTS AVE
Cambridge, MA 02139-4301 (617)253-1000
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NSF Program(s): ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY
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Program Reference Code(s): 7914, OTHR
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Program Element Code(s): 1524

ABSTRACT

This project involves the deployment of novel mass spectrometric instrumentation for measuring intermediate-volatility organic compounds (IVOCs) and semivolatile organic compounds (SVOCs) during the Southern Oxidant and Aerosol Study (SOAS) scheduled for the summer of 2013. IVOCs and SVOCs may be important species in the formation and evolution of secondary organic aerosol--a major research focus of SOAS--but are poorly constrained, and not routinely measured in real time by commonly available techniques.

Deployment of the instrument to the SOAS ground field site will close a gap in the measurement of the inventory of organic species, and aid in overall carbon accounting. These measurements may be helpful for meeting several of the SOAS science objectives, including understanding the fluxes and oxidation of biogenic carbon, and the influences of anthropogenic emissions on biogenic aerosol.

This award will support measurements made by a graduate student, who will gain valuable experience in carrying out atmospheric chemistry fieldwork, working with researchers from a number of different institutions, including government and industry scientists.

 

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