Weather Modification Center of China Meteorological Administration
Airborne Detection System
The airborne detection system is the most direct detection method of aerosol cloud precipitation microphysics. The airborne detection system can directly fly into the cloud when the aircraft is operating, and use the cloud droplet detector, cloud imager, precipitation imager, and airborne atmospheric parameters. Measurement instruments, passive cavity aerosol detectors, cloud condensation nuclei analyzers, single particle black carbon analyzers, scanning electromobility analyzers, isokinetic air intake systems and reverse impingement flow sampling systems, etc. Microscopic characteristic quantities such as particle spectrum and number concentration of matter, real-time observation of macroscopic characteristic quantities of cloud precipitation systems, detection of supercooled water content, temperature, humidity, liquid water content and water vapor content in clouds, etc., to discriminate operating conditions, determine operation timing and position, revise the operation plan, check the operation effect, improve the technical level of artificial rain enhancement operation and monitor the dynamic of regional air cloud water resources.