Articles | Volume 11, issue 9
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 11, 5025–5048, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-11-5025-2018
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 11, 5025–5048, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-11-5025-2018

Research article 05 Sep 2018

Research article | 05 Sep 2018

Development and characterization of a high-efficiency, aircraft-based axial cyclone cloud water collector

Ewan Crosbie et al.

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AR by Ewan Crosbie on behalf of the Authors (27 Jul 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (13 Aug 2018) by Szymon Malinowski
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Short summary
A new aircraft-mounted probe for collecting samples of cloud water has been designed, fabricated, and extensively tested. Cloud drop composition provides valuable insight into atmospheric processes, but separating liquid samples from the airstream in a controlled way at flight speeds has proven difficult. The features of the design have been analysed with detailed numerical flow simulations and the new probe has demonstrated improved efficiency and performance through extensive flight testing.