Global measurements of cloud properties using commercial aircraft

Martin Gallagher, Gary Lloyd

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In-Service Aircraft for a Global Observing System (IAGOS) is a European research infrastructure that uses the infrastructure of commercial aviation to make in-situ measurements of the atmosphere. We present data from the cloud sensing instrument installed on these aircraft between 2011 and 2021. This includes 1000s of flights across the globe that detect the concentration of cloud particles over the range 5-75 um and this provides information about seasonal variation in cloud frequency across different parts of the globe. From these measurements we are able to estimate properties such as Liquid/Ice Water Content (LWC/IWC), The Effective Diameter (ED) and Mean Volume Diameter (MVD).
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Publication statusPublished - 24 Apr 2023

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