Measurements and Platforms
The ISDAC field campaign will involve up to 45 hours of flight time to measure a suite of cloud and atmospheric properties: temperature, humidity, total particle number, aerosol size distribution, aerosol hygroscopicity, cloud condensation nuclei concentration, ice nuclei concentration, optical scattering and absorption, updraft velocity, cloud liquid water and ice contents, cloud droplet and crystal size distributions, cloud particle shape, and cloud extinction. In addition to aircraft measurements, the ISDAC science team will deploy a spectroradiometer from the surface to retrieve measurements of cloud optical depth and effective radius.
|NSA Barrow Facility; subset of instruments from the ACRF site in Atqasuk||Full suite of active (i.e., radars and lidars), passive (i.e., radiometers) and in-situ sensors for measuring cloud, aerosol, and other atmospheric properties|
|Canadian National Research Council's Convair-580||
Nearly 40 instruments will be used to obtain in situ and remote sensing measurements such as: