Aerosol and Cloud Analysis System
The Aerosol and Cloud Analysis System (ACAS) is a multi-sensor instrument that will be used to study a wide range of questions related to cloud formation and aerosol and cloud interactions. Given the broad variety of cloud and aerosol properties that the ACAS can measure in real-time and high time resolutions cloud and aerosol processes can be evaluated on scales from hourly to seasonally. The ACAS is located at Pico de Este (PE), the highest spot on the east side of Puerto Rico that is frequently enveloped in clouds. As such, the impact of special events like tropical storms and African Dust, as well as clean marine aerosols or polluted urban air on cloud formation will be studied in great detail. The ACAS consists of many sensors, from which measurements are compiled and stored.
The Aerosol and Cloud Analysis System (ACAS) is a tightly integrated suite of aerosol and cloud that will be used as a research and teaching tool to:
Here are the sensors attached to the instrument.