NIXE - CAPS

New Ice eXpEriment - Cloud and Aerosol Particle Spectrometer

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Flugzeuggetragenes Spektrometer zur Bestimmung von Größe und Anzahl von Wolkenpartikeln (Tropfen und Eis) im Größenbereich 0.6 - 900 Mikrometer.

NIXE - CAPS consists of two instruments:

CAS-Depol:

Cloud Aerosol Spectrometer

  • Light Scattering Technique
    particle by particle
  • Forward scatter: particle size
    Backscatter: shape
    Depolarization: asphericity
  • Dp = 0.6 - 50/µm

CIP-Greyscale:

Cloud Imaging Probe

  • Optical Imaging Technique
    particle by particle
  • Particle size & shape
    3 grey levels →
    improved particle visibility
  • Dp = 15 - 900/µm

Contact FZJ: Dr. Christian Rolf

Last Modified: 13.09.2023