hvps-air: High Volume Precipitation Spectrometer aboard aircraft

The high-volume precipitation spectrometer (HVPS) is an airborne optical instrument that measures the size, shape, and concentration of water drops and ice crystals in the atmosphere from 150 micron to 3 mm.



  • Fixed
  • AMF1
  • AMF2
  • AMF3


Heymsfield AJ, A Bansemer, C Schmitt, C Twohy, and MR Poellot. 2004. "Effective Ice Particle Densities Derived from Aircraft Data." Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 61(9), 10.1175/1520-0469(2004)061<0982:eipddf>2.0.co;2.

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