Particulate Mass Filter Collection (NEON-PMFC)

Particulate mass filters for archive (NEON sample class: dpm_fieldData_in.sampleID). Samples are collected by an automated assembly that pulls air through a quartz microfiber filter with a porosity of 10 micrometers, to collect PM10. Filters are weighed at high precision pre- and post-deployment to determine dust deposition mass. In addition to determining mass concentration of PM10, filters from the particulate mass analyzers are archived at 4 degrees Celsius in a humidity controlled environment. Subsamples of the filters are available to the science community upon request to enable the assessment of chemical and nutrient inputs in the region. See NEON User Guide to Particulate Mass and NEON Sensor Command, Control and Configuration (C3) Document: Particulate Analyzer - Mass ( for more information about this sample class. NEON datasets ( associated with this sample class include Dust and Particulate Size Distribution and Particulate Mass.
Contact: NEON Biorepository (
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Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: e9a809ad-015f-40bb-8633-b0fc468d5c64
Digital Metadata: EML File
Usage Rights: CC0 1.0 (Public-domain)
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  • 175 specimen records
  • 0 georeferenced
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