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A Phase Separation Inlet for Droplets, Ice Residuals, and Interstitial Aerosols

Libby Koolik1,2,3, Michael Roesch1,4, Lesly J. Franco Deloya1, Chuanyang Shen1,5, A. Gannet Hallar6,7, Ian B. McCubbin7, and Daniel J. Cziczo1,2,8 Libby Koolik et al.
  • 1Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
  • 2Department of Civil Environmental Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
  • 3Ramboll, San Francisco, CA 94111, USA
  • 4Department of Environmental Systems Science, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, ETH Zurich, Zurich, 8092, Switzerland
  • 5Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, Peking University, 100871, Beijing, China
  • 6Department of Atmospheric Sciences, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 84112
  • 7Storm Peak Laboratory, Desert Research Institute, Steamboat Springs, CO 8048
  • 8Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907 USA

Abstract. A new inlet for studying the aerosols and hydrometeor residuals that compose mixed-phase clouds – the phaSe seParation Inlet for Droplets icE residuals and inteRstitial aerosols (SPIDER) – is described here. SPIDER combines an omni-directional inlet, a Large-Pumped Counterflow Virtual Impactor (L-PCVI), a flow tube evaporation chamber, and a Pumped Counterflow Virtual Impactor (PCVI) to separate droplets, ice crystals, and interstitial aerosols for simultaneous sampling. Laboratory verification tests of each individual component and the composite SPIDER system were conducted. SPIDER was deployed to Storm Peak Laboratory (SPL), a mountain-top research facility at 3210 m a.s.l. in the Rocky Mountains, for a three-week field campaign. SPIDER performance as a field instrument is presented with data that demonstrates its capability of separating distinct cloud elements and interstitial aerosol. Possible design improvements of SPIDER are also suggested.

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The phaSe seParation Inlet for Droplets icE residuals and inteRstitial aerosols (SPIDER) combines an omni-directional inlet, a Large-Pumped Counterflow Virtual Impactor, a flow tube evaporation chamber, and a Pumped Counterflow Virtual Impactor to separate droplets, ice crystals, and interstitial aerosols for simultaneous sampling. This new inlet for studying mixed-phase clouds is described here, with laboratory verification tests and a deployment at a mountain-top research facility.
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