Cloud Spectrometer and Impactor (CSI)


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The Cloud Spectrometer and Impactor (CSI) combines the counterflow virtual impactor with a new lightweight cloud droplet probe to allow for detailed studies of total condensed water (TCW), liquid and ice, in clouds. The CSI can measure TCW from ~ 1 mg/m3 to several g/m3 depending on the configuration; in addition particle sizes from 2 to 50 μm are resolved with the droplet probe. The instrumentation can be mounted externally on most aircraft.

Point(s) of Contact: 
Greg Kok (Prev PI), Andrew Heymsfield (POC; PI), Aaron Bansemer (Prev PI)