Air and Climate Change Research
Optimized Noise-Reduction Algorithm (ONA) for the Aethalometer
ONA is a data post-processing tool to reduce noise in real-time Aethalometer black carbon data through variable time averaging of the data. This is a research tool that does not imply EPA endorsement of a commercial product nor a quality review of black carbon data.
|Release Date||August 2011|
|Development Status||general release|
|Intended Audience||Scientific community|
|Key Words||Aethalometer, black carbon|
|Related Document||Post-processing Method to Reduce Noise while Preserving High Time Resolution in Aethalometer Real-time Black Carbon Data (PDF)|
The purpose of this program is to conduct variable time-averaging of black carbon data produced from the Aethalometer (Magee Scientific) in order to reduce noise in the data. The program requires that the Aethalometer data provided includes the timestamp, black carbon values, and the light attenuation (ATN) values.
Hagler, G.S.W., Yelverton, T.L.B., Vedantham, R., Hansen, A.D.A., Turner, J.R. Post-processing method to reduce noise while preserving high time resolution in Aethalometer real-time black carbon data. Aerosol and Air Quality Research, 11: 539-546.