Black carbon mass concentration data set in Ali area

The data set is the observation of Shiquanhe town in Ali area. The altitude, longitude and latitude of Ali area are 32.50, 80.10 and 4360m respectively. The mass concentration of black carbon in the atmosphere was continuously observed. Ae31 (aethalometer) is used as the measuring instrument. Its observation period is from 12:00:00 on July 13, 2019 to 21:35:00, July 17, 2020. The time resolution is 5 minutes. There is data missing due to instrument failure. The data file includes instrument information, flow parameter setting (LPM) and specific observed concentration. Funded project: Research Fund for the second comprehensive investigation of Qinghai Tibet Plateau, 2019qzkk0602.

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The column name date of the file is "Year Month Day", which represents the year, month, date and column1-6, which are the measured value, operation parameters, etc

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ZHU Chongshu, HU Tafeng, WU Feng, WANG Qiyuan, ZHANG Ningning, DAI Wenting. Black carbon mass concentration data set in Ali area. National Tibetan Plateau Data Center, 2020. doi: 10.11888/Meteoro.tpdc.270994. (Download the reference: RIS | Bibtex )

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Geographic coverage
East: 81.00 West: 79.00
South: 30.00 North: 33.00
  • Temporal resolution: Hourly
  • Spatial resolution: 10m - 100m
  • File size: 5 MB
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  • Updated time: 2020-11-09
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