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Fast Cloud Droplet Probe

SPEC has developed a Fast Cloud Droplet Probe (FCDP) with state-of-the-art electro-optics and electronics that utilizes forward scattering to determine cloud droplet distributions and concentrations in the range of 1.5 to 50 microns.  Though designed for cloud droplet measurements, the probe has also shown reliable measurements in ice clouds.  The new electronics include a temperature controlled fiber-coupled laser, FSSP-300 optics with pinhole limiting depth of field (Lance et al. 2010), a field programmable gate array (FPGA), 40 MHz analog-to-digital-converter (ADC) sampling, custom amplifiers, a very small and low power Linux based 400 MHz processor and a 16-Gigabyte flash drive that stores data at the probe.

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WB-57 - JSC, NASA P-3 Orion - WFF, Global Hawk - AFRC, Learjet SPEC, NASA DC-8 -AFRC, ER-2 - AFRC
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SO2 Observations and Sources in the Western Pacific Tropical Tropopause Region

Rollins, A., et al. (2018), SO2 Observations and Sources in the Western Pacific Tropical Tropopause Region, J. Geophys. Res., 123, 13,549-13,559, doi:10.1029/2018JD029635.

United Employee Open House - WB-57

Tracking WB-57 on MTS (Mission Tools Suite)

University of Guam student visit

Ice Habits with Chris Roden and Sarah Woods

Tight Office Conditions for WB-57 Backseater

WB-57 at Hickam during transit to Guam

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