Articles | Volume 11, issue 1
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 11, 341–357, 2018
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 11, 341–357, 2018
Research article
16 Jan 2018
Research article | 16 Jan 2018

PHIPS-HALO: the airborne particle habit imaging and polar scattering probe – Part 2: Characterization and first results

Martin Schnaiter et al.

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Short summary
PHIPS-HALO is a novel aircraft instrument for cloud research. It combines microscopic imaging of single cloud particles with the measurement of their spacial light scattering properties. The knowledge of how atmospheric ice particles in clouds scatter visible light is important for improving future climate models.