pcasp-air: Passive cavity aerosol spectrometer aboard aircraft

The passive cavity aerosol spectrometer (PCASP) is an airborne, optical spectrometer that uses the intensity of scattered laser light to measure an aerosol size distribution from 0.1 – 3.0 µm.


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