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European Facility For Airborne Research May 21, 2018, 06:57

Instrument: Ice Nucleus Counter

Name Ice Nucleus Counter
Acronym INC
Manufacturer UMIST
Operated by METOFFICE
Operated onboard

Instrument type

Name Ice Particle Analyzer
Acronym Ice Particle Analyzer

Principle of operation

Measured parameter Ice Particle properties
Operating principle

Measurement(s) Clouds & Precipitation

Dimension and weight

External dimension Uses standard air sample pipe inlets. Instrument takes up full 3 shelves on rack in aircraft cabin.
Weight 120.0

Performance

Operating mode In situ
Range

Resolution

Sensitivity

Accuracy

Bandwidth

Modifications

Operational restriction

Requires 2-3hours pre-flight preparation to cool the chamber.

Operational requirements

Access to INC pre-flight.

Certification approvals

Certified by CAA for use on BAe146-301.

Additional information

Access, host and processing

Access

Available from Met Office.

Could also fit on any aircraft having the following characteristics

General description

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