Do completely new research

One of a kind probe for stereo imaging of single cloud particles and simultaneous measurement of the angular light scattering function.

 
Specifications

Size range:

  • 3 µm to 4 mm

 

Acquisition rates:

  • 13 kHz for light scattering function

  • 3 Hz for stereo imaging

Volume sampling rates:

  • 40 cm   /s at 100 m/s

  • 80 cm   /s at 200 m/s

Applications:

  • Cloud research

  • Cloud phase detection

  • Particle light scattering studies

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Examples of Stereo Images
SOCRATES RF06
ARISTO2017 RF04
ARISTO2017
SOCRATES RF03
ARISTO2017 RF04
SOCRATES RF06
ARISTO2017 RF04
 
Platforms

PHIPS has been certified for the following platforms

NSF/NCAR GV HIAPER

AWI Polar 5/6

NSF/NCAR C-130

DLR HALO

 
References

Schnaiter, M., Järvinen, E., Abdelmonem, A., Leisner, T., "PHIPS-HALO: The airborne particle habit imaging and polar scattering probe - Part 2: Characterization and first results.", Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, 11, 341-357, 2018, doi:105194/amt-11-341-2018.

Abdelmonem, A., Järvinen, E., Duft, D., Hirst, E., Vogt, S., Leisner, T., Schnaiter, M., "PHIPS-HALO: The airborne particle habit imaging and polar scattering probe - Part 1: Design and operation.", Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, 9, 3131-3144, 2016, doi:105194/amt-9-3131-2016.

“The additional information from the PHIPS-HALO of phase function coupled with the image of the particle promises to open a new avenue of research into the optical properties of clouds.”

Darrel Baumgardner, Co-Founder of Droplet Measurement Technologies (DMT)

In: Baumgardner, D., S.J. Abel, D. Axisa, R. Cotton, J. Crosier, P. Field, C. Gurganus, A. Heymsfield, A. Korolev, M. Krämer, P. Lawson, G. McFarquhar, Z. Ulanowski, and J. Um, 2017: "Cloud Ice Properties: In Situ Measurement Challenges". Meteorological Monographs, 58, 9.1–9.23, https://doi.org/10.1175/AMSMONOGRAPHS-D-16-0011.1 

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