Cloud Particle Probe Microphysics

This dataset consists of cloud particle size distributions (PSDs) and mass-size distributions (MSDs) derived from two wing-mounted instruments installed on the NASA DC-8 aircraft: the DMT Precipitation Imaging Probe (PIP), and the SPEC Two-Dimensional Stereo probe (2D-S). The data were collected during the High Ice Water Content (HIWC) field campaign from July 8-30, 2022, based out of Jacksonville, Florida. Research flights were conducted over the Gulf of Mexico, the Atlantic Ocean, and the Caribbean Sea, primarily focusing on areas of high ice water content at typical jet aircraft cruise altitudes. Additionally, most flights included a series of low-level flight legs to measure aerosol and microphysical profiles of oceanic towering cumulus clouds. There are additional data files from a flight on September 30, 2022. This was not a HIWC 2022 flight, but was a follow-on to HIWC 2022 using the same aircraft.

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Temporal Range

  • Begin:  2022-07-08T00:00:00Z
    End:  2022-09-30T23:59:59Z


Resource Type dataset
Temporal Range Begin 2022-07-08T00:00:00Z
Temporal Range End 2022-09-30T23:59:59Z
Temporal Resolution N/A
Bounding Box North Lat 45.00000
Bounding Box South Lat 15.00000
Bounding Box West Long -100.00000
Bounding Box East Long -62.00000
Spatial Representation N/A
Spatial Resolution N/A
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Documentation #1 : README_2DS_PIP.pdf

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Resource Format N/A
Standardized Resource Format UNDEFINED FORMAT
Asset Size 696 MB
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Author Aaron Bansemer
Thomas P. Ratvasky
Publisher UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory
Publication Date 2023-06-15T20:10:08
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
Alternate Identifier 623.001
Resource Version 1.0
Topic Category climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere
Progress completed
Metadata Date 2023-08-25T18:31:24Z
Metadata Record Identifier edu.ucar.eol::623.001
Metadata Language eng; USA
Suggested Citation Aaron Bansemer, Thomas P. Ratvasky. (2023). Cloud Particle Probe Microphysics. 1.0. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. Accessed 03 December 2023.

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