cip: Cloud Imaging Probe

The Cloud Imaging Probe (CIP) is an optical array probe that uses a collimated laser beam to project images of particles from 25 µm to 1550 µm onto a linear array of 64 photodetectors.



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Varble A, S Nesbitt, P Salio, E Avila, P Borque, P DeMott, G McFarquhar, S van den Heever, E Zipser, D Gochis, R Houze, M Jensen, P Kollias, S Kreidenweis, R Leung, K Rasmussen, D Romps, and C Williams. 2019. Cloud, Aerosol, and Complex Terrain Interactions (CACTI) Field Campaign Report. Ed. by Robert Stafford, ARM user facility. DOE/SC-ARM-19-028.


Lu C, C Sun, Y Liu, G Zhang, Y Lin, W Gao, S Niu, Y Yin, Y Qiu, and L Jin. 2018. "Observational Relationship between Entrainment Rate and Environmental Relative Humidity and Implications for Convection Parameterization." Geophysical Research Letters, 45(24), 10.1029/2018GL080264.

Hudson J, S Noble, and S Tabor. 2018. "CCN Spectral Shape and Stratus Cloud and Drizzle Microphysics." Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 123(17), 10.1029/2017JD027865.


Yeom J, S Yum, Y Liu, and C Lu. 2017. "A study on the entrainment and mixing process in the continental stratocumulus clouds measured during the RACORO campaign." Atmospheric Research, 194, 10.1016/j.atmosres.2017.04.028.


Fan J, LR Leung, PJ DeMott, JM Comstock, B Singh, D Rosenfeld, JM Tomlinson, A White, KA Prather, P Minnis, JK Ayers, and Q Min. 2014. "Aerosol impacts on California winter clouds and precipitation during CalWater 2011: local pollution versus long-range transported dust." Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 14(1), 10.5194/acp-14-81-2014.


Marchand R, G Mace, A Hallar, I McCubbin, S Matrosov, and M Shupe. 2013. "Enhanced Radar Backscattering due to Oriented Ice Particles at 95 GHz during StormVEx." Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 30(10), 10.1175/JTECH-D-13-00005.1.


Jackson RC, GM McFarquhar, AV Korolev, ME Earle, PS Liu, RP Lawson, S Brooks, M Wolde, A Laskin, and M Freer. 2012. "The dependence of ice microphysics on aerosol concentration in arctic mixed-phase stratus clouds during ISDAC and M-PACE." Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 117(D15), D15207, 10.1029/2012jd017668.
Research Highlight


Lu C, Y Liu, and S Niu. 2011. "Examination of turbulent entrainment-mixing mechanisms using a combined approach." Journal of Geophysical Research – Atmospheres, 116(D20), D20207, 10.1029/2011jd015944.

Zheng X, B Albrecht, HH Jonsson, D Khelif, G Feingold, P Minnis, JK Ayers, P Chuang, S Donaher, D Rossiter, V Ghate, J Ruiz-Plancarte, and S Sun-Mack. 2011. "Observations of the boundary layer, cloud, and aerosol variability in the southeast Pacific near-coastal marine stratocumulus during VOCALS-REx." Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 11(18), 10.5194/acp-11-9943-2011.


Zheng X, BA Albrecht, P Minnis, K Ayers, and HH Jonson. 2010. "Observed aerosol and liquid water path relationships in marine stratocumulus." Geophysical Research Letters, 37(17), L17803, 10.1029/2010gl044095.

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