Aerosol measurments using MICROPTOPS Sunphotometer

Using Coolterm and DIGITUS and USB to Serial adapter

Install coolterm a “Port Terminal Application” http://freeware.the-meiers.org/CoolTermMac.zip.

  1. Connect the Microtops to your MAC using a “USB to Serial” (you may need a USB-C to USB adapter aswell if you use the newest MAC)
    1. adapter DIGITUS USB auf Seriell Adapter - RS232 Konverter - USB 2.0 Typ-A zu DSUB 9M - FTDI Chipsatz - 80 cm Verlängerungs-Kabel
  2. Once the serial adapter connected and the MICCROTOPS powered on:
    1. Go to the menu Connections/Options menu:
    2. set in Serial port, the port to “USBserial”
    3. eventually re-scan serial ports
    4. set in Serial port the Baudrate to 4800
    5. click icon “connect”
    6. Press p on keyboard.
    7. Scans get print on screen
    8. CUT and Paste to Textediting program, (comma separated values)
    9. after saving Scan Clear microtops of DATA using C

Example microtops Data

Gerät ID Datum uhrzeit Breitengrad längengrad AltPressureSZA 0.38um AOT 0.44um0.67um0.87um094umWATER CM/M2
1682405/20/2019 9:24:15 53.567 9.977 17 100039.911.3031.026 24.681 392.63 349.51 565.76 963.44 227.76NaN NaN NaN NaN NaN 1.12340.61780.58724.23010.8950.6850.5540.4170.3792.23
1682405/20/2019 9:24:53 53.567 9.977 17 100039.851.3011.026 24.881 658.70 505.71 756.671219.26 326.21NaN NaN NaN NaN NaN 1.30250.66830.62063.73770.4990.4020.3310.2360.2151.88
1682405/20/2019 9:25:52 53.567 9.977 17 100039.751.2991.026 25.081 669.26 517.81 848.291319.21 366.13NaN NaN NaN NaN NaN 1.29250.61040.64303.60310.4880.3840.2440.1760.1601.78
1682405/20/2019 9:26:05 53.567 9.977 17 100039.731.2991.026 25.081 666.69 518.39 846.771328.60 370.24NaN NaN NaN NaN NaN 1.28610.61220.63733.58850.4910.3840.2450.1710.1551.77
1682405/20/2019 9:26:24 53.567 9.977 17 100039.691.2981.026 25.181 673.01 520.12 856.511341.46 367.78NaN NaN NaN NaN NaN 1.29400.60730.63853.64740.4840.3810.2360.1630.1491.80
1682405/20/2019 9:26:36 53.567 9.977 16 100039.671.2981.026 25.181 664.45 514.71 846.101311.67 356.70NaN NaN NaN NaN NaN 1.29090.60830.64513.67730.4940.3900.2460.1810.1641.83
1682405/20/2019 9:27:09 53.567 9.977 16 100039.621.2971.026 25.281 630.10 503.13 848.871340.01 367.80NaN NaN NaN NaN NaN 1.25240.59270.63353.64330.5360.4080.2440.1640.1491.80
1682405/20/2019 9:27:16 53.567 9.977 16 100039.611.2971.026 25.281 667.95 516.57 858.101347.42 370.67NaN NaN NaN NaN NaN 1.29310.60200.63693.63510.4910.3870.2350.1600.1461.80
1682405/20/2019 9:27:25 53.567 9.977 16 100039.591.2971.026 25.381 666.09 515.90 852.621339.38 362.15NaN NaN NaN NaN NaN 1.29110.60510.63663.69840.4930.3890.2400.1650.1501.84
1682405/20/2019 9:27:41 53.567 9.977 16 100039.571.2961.026 25.381 621.61 482.19 814.651299.38 346.75NaN NaN NaN NaN NaN 1.28920.59190.62703.74730.5470.4410.2760.1880.1711.88
1682405/20/2019 9:27:48 53.567 9.977 15 100039.551.2961.026 25.481 675.61 521.21 860.091352.40 370.10NaN NaN NaN NaN NaN 1.29620.60600.63603.65410.4830.3810.2340.1570.1431.81
1682405/20/2019 9:27:59 53.567 9.977 15 100039.531.2951.026 25.481 659.38 507.91 838.861333.84 365.12NaN NaN NaN NaN NaN 1.29820.60550.62893.65320.5020.4010.2530.1680.1531.81
1682405/20/2019 9:28:10 53.567 9.977 15 100039.521.2951.026 25.581 661.55 513.91 854.591332.79 360.21NaN NaN NaN NaN NaN 1.28730.60140.64123.70000.5000.3920.2390.1690.1541.84
1682405/20/2019 9:28:21 53.567 9.977 15 100039.501.2951.026 25.581 669.57 517.11 848.821341.45 371.10NaN NaN NaN NaN NaN 1.29480.60920.63283.61480.4910.3880.2440.1640.1491.79
1682405/20/2019 9:28:31 53.567 9.977 15 100039.481.2941.026 25.681 662.93 511.30 837.441330.78 363.85NaN NaN NaN NaN NaN 1.29660.61060.62933.65750.4990.3960.2550.1700.1551.82
1682405/20/2019 9:28:40 53.567 9.977 15 100039.471.2941.026 25.681 656.03 507.96 847.481338.79 368.28NaN NaN NaN NaN NaN 1.29150.59940.63303.63520.5070.4020.2460.1650.1501.80
1682405/20/2019 9:28:50 53.567 9.977 15 100039.451.2941.026 25.681 660.01 510.50 850.701336.11 366.71NaN NaN NaN NaN NaN 1.29290.60010.63673.64350.5020.3980.2430.1670.1521.81
1682405/20/2019 9:29:06 53.567 9.977 15 100039.421.2931.026 25.781 669.26 517.57 852.371343.69 370.36NaN NaN NaN NaN NaN 1.29310.60720.63443.62810.4920.3880.2410.1630.1481.80
1682405/20/2019 9:29:14 53.567 9.977 15 100039.411.2931.026 25.781 664.96 516.40 845.471350.15 371.65NaN NaN NaN NaN NaN 1.28770.61080.62623.63290.4970.3890.2480.1590.1451.80
1682405/20/2019 9:29:40 53.567 9.977 15 100039.371.2921.026 25.781 645.41 506.48 831.061325.66 364.58NaN NaN NaN NaN NaN 1.27430.60940.62693.63610.5210.4050.2610.1730.1581.81
1682405/20/2019 9:29:49 53.567 9.977 15 100039.351.2921.026 25.781 667.46 517.47 854.381350.21 372.03NaN NaN NaN NaN NaN 1.28980.60570.63283.62930.4950.3880.2400.1590.1451.80
1682405/20/2019 9:29:57 53.567 9.977 15 100039.341.2921.026 25.781 666.85 518.24 849.081337.18 361.05NaN NaN NaN NaN NaN 1.28680.61040.63503.70360.4960.3870.2450.1670.1521.85
1682405/20/2019 9:30:06 53.567 9.977 15 100039.321.2921.026 25.781 643.76 499.74 815.321304.24 359.19NaN NaN NaN NaN NaN 1.28820.61290.62513.63100.5230.4160.2760.1860.1691.81
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