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https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-17-899-2024
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-17-899-2024
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02 Feb 2024
Research article |  | 02 Feb 2024

Introducing the Video In Situ Snowfall Sensor (VISSS)

Maximilian Maahn, Dmitri Moisseev, Isabelle Steinke, Nina Maherndl, and Matthew D. Shupe

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The open-source Video In Situ Snowfall Sensor (VISSS) is a novel instrument for characterizing particle shape, size, and sedimentation velocity in snowfall. It combines a large observation volume with relatively high resolution and a design that limits wind perturbations. The open-source nature of the VISSS hardware and software invites the community to contribute to the development of the instrument, which has many potential applications in atmospheric science and beyond.