Sampling Stations Page

Site Description
Station Information
Category: Marine
Collaborating Institutes: Institute for Tropical Ecosystem Studies at University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus
Rain in Cumulus over the Ocean Experiment (RICO)
Status: Deployed November, 2004
Site Info: Contacts:
Dr. Olga L. Mayol-Bracero
Office:+1 (787) 764-0000 ext. 3430
Lab: +1 (787) 764-0000 ext. 2526
fax: +1 (787) 772-1481

Regular Mail Address
Institute for Tropical Ecosystem Studies (ITES)
University of Puerto Rico
PO Box 21910
San Juan PR 00931-1910 USA

FedEx Address
Institute for Tropical Ecosystem Studies (ITES)
University of Puerto Rico
Anexo Facundo Bueso
Office #207
Rio Piedras, PR 00931 USA
Photos and Drawings: CPR Photos
Station flow diagram
Links: WMO/GAW
WMO/GAW station information page

Goals and Objectives of CPR measurements

NOAA/CMDL and the University of Puerto Rico are cooperating to measure aerosol optical properties in the Caribbean. The aerosol instrumentation deployed is similar to that at most NOAA baseline stations (e.g., MLO). Initially, the deployment was part of two larger field studies RICO - Rain in Cumulus over the Ocean Experiment and PRACS (Puerto Rico Aerosols and Clouds Experiment).
Some of the objectives of these studies were:

The instruments are located at the facilities of the natural reserve of Cabezas de San Juan (Cape San Juan) which are protected by the Conservation Trust of Puerto Rico.

CPR Aerosol Properties Plots

Statistical Summary Plots - Multi-year record of final aerosol and atmospheric property data.

Do not quote or cite.

Atmospheric Properties

These plots are designed to provide a quick look at the measured aerosol properties. They display raw unedited data, but known corrections for instrument errors have been applied.

Short-Term Status Plots (last 48 hours) Long-Term Averaged Plots (hourly averages, last 30 days)
Extensive Parameter SummaryExtensive Parameter Summary
Spectral CoefficientsSpectral Coefficients
Spectral Coefficients (Humidified) Plot Not AvailableSpectral Coefficients (Humidified) Plot Not Available
Intensive Parameter SummaryIntensive Parameter Summary
Intensive Parameter Summary (Humidified) Plot Not AvailableIntensive Parameter Summary (Humidified) Plot Not Available
f(RH) Plot Not Availablef(RH) Plot Not Available
CCN Fit Parameters Plot Not AvailableCCN Fit Parameters Plot Not Available
Wind Speed and DirectionWind Speed and Direction
CNC Status/FlowsCNC Status/Flows
CCN Status Plot Not AvailableCCN Status Plot Not Available
PSAP StatusPSAP Status
CLAP AbsorptionCLAP Absorption
CLAP StatusCLAP Status
MAAP Absorption Plot Not AvailableMAAP Absorption Plot Not Available
MAAP Status Plot Not AvailableMAAP Status Plot Not Available
Nephelometer Background ReferenceNephelometer Background Reference
Nephelometer Background Reference (Humidified) Plot Not AvailableNephelometer Background Reference (Humidified) Plot Not Available
Nephelometer StatusNephelometer Status
Nephelometer Status (Humidified) Plot Not AvailableNephelometer Status (Humidified) Plot Not Available
Temperature, Humidity and Dew PointTemperature, Humidity and Dew Point
Filter Status Plot Not AvailableFilter Status Plot Not Available
uMAC StatusuMAC Status
Aethalometer EBCAethalometer EBC
Aethalometer StatusAethalometer Status

Summary Status Plots

One Year Summary Status Plots Time Series (Entire Record) Summary Status Plots
Nephelometer StatusNephelometer Status
Wet Nephelometer Status Plot Not AvailableWet Nephelometer Status