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2DS & CPI RF13

October 16th, 2006

Both instruments had a good flight.

2DS/CPI Status up through RF12

September 10th, 2006

Both probes have worked very well on all flights since last reporting.

09012006 CPI/2D-S Status

September 3rd, 2006

Both instruments worked very well during the flight.

08302006 CPI/2D-S Status

August 31st, 2006

The 2D-S and CPI had great flights. The 2D-S saw massive amounts of particles during sampling in the convective ITCZ. The Horizontal channel had condensation on the window issues in the upper passes of the cumulus cloud but started sampling again in the lower parts.



08262006 CPI/2D-S Status

August 31st, 2006

Both the CPI and the 2D-S had great flights, there was sampling of aggregation of rosettes in the cirrus layer just before the CALYPSO underpass. During the underpass there were scattered very few large graupel particles within the water cloud, perhaps falling from the cirrus above.

08252006 2D-S and CPI Status

August 26th, 2006

The 2D-S horizontal channel array became out of alignment shortly after takeoff and no valid data was recorded. The vertical channel worked optimally. The CPI performed very well.

08232006 2D-S and CPI Status

August 26th, 2006

Both instruments performed very well during the flight

08202006 2D-S and CPI Status

August 21st, 2006

For RF2 the 2D-S collected good data on both arrays. There was an issue of condensation on the windows of one of the arrays while in the dust and clear air. But for all cloud penetrations good data was collected to a satisfactory level. The CPI performed good. The heavy precipitation on a particle detector laser caused the particle imager to trigger randomly on noise for part of the flight, especially during 1404-1420. After minimal maintenance on Tuesday both instruments will be ready to fly Wednesday

08192006 2DS and CPI Status

August 20th, 2006

The 2D-S had a great flight, both array channels were working perfectly. The 2D-S saw areas of large rosette particles and large irregular particles in the cirrus and weak convection. The CPI had a good flight as well.

Flight Debrief Template

July 18th, 2006

Date of Flight: 07/15/2006

Instrument Status: Red, Yellow, Green

Quicklook(s): Sample Quicklook

Instrument Performance:

How did the instrument perform during the flight?

Science Observations:

A brief report on anything interesting.

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