fcdp-air: Fast Cloud Droplet Probe aboard aircraft

The Fast Cloud Droplet Probe (FCDP) is an airborne instrument, which measures particle size and concentration from 1 -50 microns.



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Gao S, C Lu, Y Liu, F Mei, J Wang, L Zhu, and S Yan. 2020. "Contrasting Scale Dependence of Entrainment‐Mixing Mechanisms in Stratocumulus Clouds." Geophysical Research Letters, 47(9), e2020GL086970, 10.1029/2020GL086970.

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Mei F, J Wang, J Comstock, R Weigel, M Krämer, C Mahnke, J Shilling, J Schneider, C Schulz, C Long, M Wendisch, L Machado, B Schmid, T Krisna, M Pekour, J Hubbe, A Giez, B Weinzierl, M Zoeger, M Pöhlker, H Schlager, M Cecchini, M Andreae, S Martin, S de Sá, J Fan, J Tomlinson, S Springston, U Pöschl, P Artaxo, C Pöhlker, T Klimach, A Minikin, A Afchine, and S Borrmann. 2020. "Comparison of aircraft measurements during GoAmazon2014/5 and ACRIDICON-CHUVA." Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, 13(2), 10.5194/amt-13-661-2020.

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Yang F, R McGraw, E Luke, D Zhang, P Kollias, and A Vogelmann. 2019. "A new approach to estimate supersaturation fluctuations in stratocumulus cloud using ground-based remote-sensing measurements." Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, 12(11), 10.5194/amt-12-5817-2019.
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Yeom J, S Yum, F Mei, B Schmid, J Comstock, L Machado, and M Cecchini. 2019. "Impact of secondary droplet activation on the contrasting cloud microphysical relationships during the wet and dry seasons in the Amazon." Atmospheric Research, , 10.1016/j.atmosres.2019.104648. ONLINE.


Thompson DR, I McCubbin, BC Gao, RO Green, AA Matthews, F Mei, KG Meyer, S Platnick, B Schmid, J Tomlinson, and E Wilcox. 2016. "Measuring cloud thermodynamic phase with shortwave infrared imaging spectroscopy." Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 121(15), 10.1002/2016jd024999.

Cecchini MA, LA Machado, JM Comstock, F Mei, J Wang, J Fan, JM Tomlinson, B Schmid, R Albrecht, ST Martin, and P Artaxo. 2016. "Impacts of the Manaus pollution plume on the microphysical properties of Amazonian warm-phase clouds in the wet season." Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 16(11), 10.5194/acp-16-7029-2016.
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