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Web Application for Atmospheric Aerosol Data Management: Software and Case Study in the Spanish Network on Environmental Differential Mobility Analysers

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Departamento de Computación, Facultad de Informática, Universidade da Coruña, Grupo ISLA, Elviña, 15071 A Coruña, Spain
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Transglobal, Grupo Davila, Muelle de Guixar, 36207 Vigo, Spain
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Grupo QANAP, IUMA, CICA, Departamento de Química, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidade da Coruña, Zapateira, 15071 A Coruña, Spain
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Department of Environment, CIEMAT, 28040 Madrid, Spain
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Atmosphere 2019, 10(5), 279; https://doi.org/10.3390/atmos10050279
Received: 25 March 2019 / Revised: 9 May 2019 / Accepted: 14 May 2019 / Published: 17 May 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Atmospheric Aerosol Regional Monitoring)
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Abstract

SCALA© (Sampling Campaigns for Aerosols in the Low Atmosphere) is a web-based software system that was developed in a multidisciplinary manner to integrally support the documentation and the management and analysis of atmospheric aerosol data from sampling campaigns. The software development process applied considered the prototyping and the evolutionary approaches. The software product (SCALA©) allows for the comprehensive management of the sampling campaigns’ life cycle (management of the profiles and processes involved in the start-up, development and closure of a campaign) and provides support for both intra- and inter-campaigns data analysis. The pilot deployment of SCALA© considers the Spanish Network on Environmental Differential Mobility Analysers (DMAs) (REDMAAS) and the PROACLIM project. This research project involves, among other objectives, the study of temporal and spatial variations of the atmospheric aerosol through a set of microphysical properties (size distribution, optical properties, hygroscopicity, etc.) measured in several locations in Spain. The main conclusions regarding size distribution are presented in this work. These have been have been extracted through SCALA© from the data collected in the REDMAAS 2015 and 2019 intercomparison campaigns and two years (2015 and 2016) of measurements with two Scanning Mobility Particle Sizers (SMPS) at CIEMAT (Madrid, central Spain) and UDC (A Coruña, NW of Spain) sites. View Full-Text
Keywords: atmospheric aerosol; data management and analysis; SCALA©; size distribution; software development; REDMAAS; web-based support system atmospheric aerosol; data management and analysis; SCALA©; size distribution; software development; REDMAAS; web-based support system
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Andrade-Garda, J.; Suárez-Garaboa, S.; Álvarez-Rodríguez, A.; Piñeiro-Iglesias, M.; López-Mahía, P.; Díaz-Ramiro, E.; Artíñano, B.; Gómez-Moreno, F.J. Web Application for Atmospheric Aerosol Data Management: Software and Case Study in the Spanish Network on Environmental Differential Mobility Analysers. Atmosphere 2019, 10, 279.

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