Location:  Prestwick, Scotland (with possible short trips to Keflavik, Iceland or/and Kiruna, Sweden)    
Date: March 2014    
Flying hours 138    
Sondes: 120

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COSMICS - Cold-air Outbreak and sub-Millimetre Ice Cloud Study

Science Objectives

  ISMAR

  1. To evaluate the performance of the ISMAR instrument.
  2. To measure the submillimetre spectral signature of cirrus and clear skies. Other aircraft instruments are required to provide “truth” and provide closure measurements.
  3. To obtain microwave, submillimetre, infrared and visible aircraft data simultaneously with satellite overpasses (e.g. A-train, METOP).
  4. To overfly ground based sites in cirrus conditions and obtain submillimetre and in-situ cirrus measurements.
 
Cold Air Outbreak
  • To investigate processes controlling the transition between stratiform and cellular cloud structure in cold-air outbreak flows, including:
  • Surface fluxes of heat and moisture
  • Boundary-layer structure and flux profiles
  • Microphysical and precipitation processes, in particular ice formation and growth

 

  • Detachment Manager - Doug Anderson, FAAM
  • Logistics - Steve Cowan FAAM
  • Project Pilot- Paul McCormick, Project Ops - David Simpson, DFL
  • PI - Chawn Harlow, Clare Lee Met Office; Juliet Pickering, Imperial College

 

 

MIZ-ISMARS Planning Documents

 

 

 

MIZ-ISMARS Instrument Configuration Information

The following links provide a listing and diagrams of the proposed instrument fit.

Diagrams:
 
 Pre Detachmnet Brief Documents
 

 

Instrument Fit - to be modified for MIZ-ISMARS - work in progress

The list shows the instrument fit for ????????? , with the test flying instruments shown as well - see the "Comments" column.

Last updated:

 

 

Instrument

Provider

(FAAM unless otherwise stated)

Fitted

Comments

Basic Aircraft, Meteorological Instruments and General Equipment
(always fitted unless otherwise stated)
     
Temperature: non-deiced/deiced, Heimann IR   y  
Water: General Eastern, Buck CR2 Cryogenic Hygrometer, TWC Lyman-Alpha Hygrometer, Johnson Williams Liquid Water, Nevzorov Total/Liquid Water   y  
Broad-Band Radiometers: Clear and Red   y  
Position/Dynamics: GPS, GIN, Radar altimeter   y  
video: Forward, Rearward, Upward, Downward   y  
Communications: SATCOM-C, SATCOM-Swift 64   y  
Weather radar   y  
Turbulence probe   y  
SAW Cambridge n  
WVSS-II Met Office y  
AVAPS/Aerosol LIDAR Rack      
AVAPS Dropsondes   y 15 maximum for campaign (ref FAAM application form), actual number required?
LIDAR Met Office y  
-      
Radiation      
Photometers: JNO2, JO'D Leicester n  
ARIES Met Office y  
DEIMOS Met Office y  
MARSS Met Office y  
IIR Met Office n  
SWS Met Office y  
SHIM Met Office y  
ISMAR Met Office y  
TAFTS Imperial College n  
-      
Chemistry      
Core Chemistry/Nitrate Racks
     
Ozone   y  
FGGA   n  
CO   y  
Fast NOx   n  
PAN Leeds n  
Core Chemistry Rack, Civil Contingency      
Ozone (2B Technologies)
  n test flight only (No longer required)
SO2   n test flight only (No longer required)
BBCEAS Cambridge n  
FAGE Leeds n  
VACC Leeds n  
Peroxide/Formaldehyde UEA n  
PTRMS UEA n  
CIMS/QC-LAS Manchester n  
LIF, LTI/LIF/WAS or LTI/TDLAS/WAS Racks
   
LIF L'Aquila n  
WAS FGAM n  
LTI/Grimm OPC FAAM/Leeds n  
TDLAS Cambridge n  
York GCMS York n  
-      
Cloud Physics and Aerosol      
Cloud Physics Rack      
2D Cloud   y  
PCASP   y  
CDPBCP   y  
CIP25
  y  
CIP100   y  
SID2
Hertfordshire y  
SID3 Hertfordshire y  
Fast FSSP Met Office n  
FSSP/SPP-100 Manchester n  
AIMMS Probe   y
Manchester Cloud/Aerosol Rack      
CAPS Manchester y
2DS Manchester n  
SPEC-CPI Manchester n  
SPEC-3V-CPI Manchester y  
SP2 Manchester n  
UHSAS Manchester y  
CCN/CPC/FWVS Rack
   
CPC, CCN, GRIMM OPC
  y
FWVS Met Office n
Nephelometer/PSAP/Filters Rack    
Wet Nephelometer Met Office n  
Nephelometer, PSAP, Filters   y
IAGOS-BCP Manchester n  
INC Met Office n  
CVI Met Office y  
TOF-AMS Manchester n
ALABAMA Max Plank Institute n  

 

Drag Index Values for PIK & MIX

 

 

Instrument Drag Index Value Fitted? Drag index for Fit
FFSSP 3 n  
HVPS 20 n  
2D-P 11 n  
PCASP 1 y 1
SID-1 15 n  
SID-2 18 y 18
SID-3 18 y 18
2D-C 5 n  
2D-C + modified tips 7 y 7
Spec-CPI 14 n  
Spec-3V-CPI ?? y ??
CIP-25 30 n  
CIP-25 + modified tips 38 y 38
CIP-100 30 n  
CIP-100 + modified tips 38 y 38
2D-S 31 n  
CAPS 57 y 57
CAPS + modified tips 70 n  
CDPBCP 9 y 9
AIMMS-20 8 y 8
       
ADA-100 3 n  
PERCA Inlet 7 n  
MARSS scanner 29 y 29
(HOx) FAGE Inlet 89 n  
SWS 36 y 36
CAMP SAW Hygrometer 5 n  
CVI Probe 20 y 20
CIMS Inlet (ROx) 39 n  
BBCEAS Inlet 5 n  
LIF Inlet 2 n  
CIMS window-blank Inlet 11 n  
WVSS-II (Rosemount Inlet) 5 y 5
ISMAR 3 y 3
FAGE (HOx & CIMS Inlet [ROx}) 140 n  
GC-MS Inlet 3 n  
Core Chem Inlet 18 y 18
QCL Inlet 6 n  
TOTAL Drag Index     305

 

Maximum Drag Index Value = 233, unless both the HOx FAGE Inlet and the CIMS (ROx) inlet are removed, in which case the Maximum Drag Index Value =245.