Guérette, Elise-Andrée; Paton-Walsh, Clare; Kubistin, Dagmar; Humphries, Ruhi; Bhujel, Mahendra; Buchholz, Rebecca R; Chambers, Scott; Cheng, Min; Davy, Perry; Dominick, Doreena; Galbally, Ian; Griffith, David W T; Griffiths, Alan; Keywood, Melita; Lawson, Sarah; Molloy, Suzie; Selleck, Paul; Simmons, Jack; Wilson, Stephen R (2017): Measurements of Urban, Marine and Biogenic Air (MUMBA): characterisation of trace gases and aerosol at the urban, marine and biogenic interface in summer in Wollongong, Australia. doi:10.1594/PANGAEA.871982, Supplement to: Paton-Walsh, Clare; Guérette, Elise-Andrée; Kubistin, Dagmar; Humphries, Ruhi; Wilson, Stephen R; Dominick, Doreena; Galbally, Ian; Buchholz, Rebecca R; Bhujel, Mahendra; Chambers, Scott; Cheng, Min; Cope, Martin; Davy, Perry; Emmerson, Kathryn; Griffith, David W T; Griffiths, Alan; Keywood, Melita; Lawson, Sarah; Molloy, Suzie; Rea, Geraldine; Selleck, Paul; Shi, Xue; Simmons, Jack; Velazco, Voltaire (submitted): The MUMBA Campaign: Measurements of Urban, Marine and Biogenic Air. Earth System Science Data Discussions
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The Measurements of Urban, Marine and Biogenic Air (MUMBA) campaign took place in Wollongong, New South Wales (a small coastal city approximately 80 km south of Sydney, Australia), from 21st December 2012 to 15th February 2013. Instruments were deployed during MUMBA to measure the gaseous and aerosol composition of the atmosphere with the aim of providing a detailed characterisation of the complex environment of the ocean/forest/urban interface that could be used to test the skill of atmospheric models. Gases measured included ozone, oxides of nitrogen, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, methane and many of the most abundant volatile organic compounds. Aerosol characterisation included total particle counts above 3 nm, total cloud condensation nuclei counts; mass concentration of PM2.5, number concentration size distribution, aerosol chemical analyses and elemental analysis. Meteorological measurements and LIDAR measurements were also performed.
The campaign captured varied meteorological conditions, including two extreme heat events, providing a potentially valuable test for models of future air quality in a warmer climate. There was also an episode when the site sampled clean marine air for many hours, providing a useful additional measure of background concentrations of these trace gases within this poorly sampled region of the globe. Here we present the observations recorded at the MUMBA site during the campaign, as well as radon and air quality data from nearby sites. These records can be used for testing chemical transport models.
Median Latitude: -34.403129 * Median Longitude: 150.897976 * South-bound Latitude: -34.478100 * West-bound Longitude: 150.884300 * North-bound Latitude: -34.397200 * East-bound Longitude: 150.899600
Date/Time Start: 2012-12-01T00:00:00 * Date/Time End: 2013-02-28T23:00:00