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European Facility For Airborne Research May 22, 2018, 09:53

Instrument: Backscatter Cloud Probe / Polarization Detection

Name Backscatter Cloud Probe / Polarization Detection
Acronym BCPD
Manufacturer Droplet Measurement Technologies
Manufacturer website http://www.dropletmeasurement.com/products
Operated by UNIMAN
Operated onboard

Instrument type

Name Cloud Droplet Size Spectrometer
Acronym Cloud Droplet Spectrometer

Principle of operation

Measured parameter Cloud droplet size spectra, number concentration and water content,
Operating principle

Optical probe. Cloud droplets pass through sample volume, where they scatter a laser beam. Scattered light picked up by detectors allowing size to be determined. Bulk quantities such as total droplet number concentrations, liquid water content, or effective droplet radius can be derived.
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Other opto-electronic cloud microphysics probe
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Impactors
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Replicators

Measurement(s) Clouds & Precipitation

Dimension and weight

External dimension 11.7 cm x 10.7 cm x 4.5 cm, with 5.9 cm diameter mounting flange (Probe) 21.6 cm x 12 cm x 5.7 cm (Electronics box)
Weight 1.5

Performance

Operating mode In situ
Range

Resolution

Sensitivity

Accuracy

Bandwidth

Modifications

Operational restriction

Operational requirements

Certification approvals

Certified on the FAAM aircraft

Additional information

Access, host and processing

Access

Operated on board the FAAM aircraft.

Could also fit on any aircraft having the following characteristics

General description

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