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 will 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 MICROTOPS 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. check that the data has been saved up to the “END” mark then 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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