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The MUMBA campaign: measurements of urban, marine and biogenic air

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Clare Paton-Walsh
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Élise-Andrée Guérette
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Dagmar Kubistin
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Ruhi Humphries
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Stephen R. Wilson
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Doreena Dominick
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Ian Galbally
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Rebecca Buchholz
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Mahendra Bhujel
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Scott Chambers
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Min Cheng
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Martin Cope
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Perry Davy
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Kathryn Emmerson
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David W. T. Griffith
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Alan Griffiths
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Melita Keywood
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Sarah Lawson
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Suzie Molloy
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Paul Selleck
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Xue Shi
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Jack Simmons
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Voltaire Velazco
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Abstract

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 21 December 2012 to 15 February 2013. Like many Australian cities, Wollongong is surrounded by dense eucalyptus forest, so the urban airshed is heavily influenced by biogenic emissions. 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. The gases measured included ozone, oxides of nitrogen, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, methane and many of the most abundant volatile organic compounds. The aerosol characterisation included total particle counts above 3 nm, total cloud condensation nuclei counts, mass concentration, number concentration size distribution, aerosol chemical analyses and elemental analysis.

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 the background concentrations of these trace gases within this poorly sampled region of the globe. In this paper we describe the campaign, the meteorology and the resulting observations of atmospheric composition in general terms in order to equip the reader with a sufficient understanding of the Wollongong regional influences to use the MUMBA datasets as a case study for testing a chemical transport model. The data are available from PANGAEA (http://doi.pangaea.de/10.1594/PANGAEA.871982).
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insu-03727067 , version 1 (22-07-2022)

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Clare Paton-Walsh, Élise-Andrée Guérette, Dagmar Kubistin, Ruhi Humphries, Stephen R. Wilson, et al.. The MUMBA campaign: measurements of urban, marine and biogenic air. Earth System Science Data, 2017, 9, pp.349-362. ⟨10.5194/essd-9-349-2017⟩. ⟨insu-03727067⟩
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