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Instrument: Volatile Aerosol Concentration and Composition

Name Volatile Aerosol Concentration and Composition
Acronym VACC
Manufacturer University of Leeds
Operated by UNILEEDS
Operated onboard

Instrument type

Name Cloud/Aerosol Microphysics Multi-function Instrument
Acronym Aerosol/Cloud multi-function

Principle of operation

Measured parameter Aerosol and cloud droplet properties
Operating principle

Measurement(s) Aerosol

Dimension and weight

External dimension Takes up 3 x double 19 inch racks in cabin of aircraft.
Weight 150.0


Operating mode In situ






Operational restriction

Operational requirements

Access to air sample pipe inlet & outlet. (May be shared with other probes).

Certification approvals

Approved by CAA for use on BAe 146-301.

Additional information

Size-differentiated physical and chemical analysis of sub-micron aerosol particles.

Operating principle: successive heating aerosol sample to determine volatilization of different chemical components at different temperatures.

Access, host and processing


Available from FAAM/University of Leeds.

Could also fit on any aircraft having the following characteristics

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This project has received funding from the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no. 312609

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