May 15, 2021 to June 15, 2021
Project Location: 
RMMA Broomfield, CO (KBJC)
Funding Type: 
NSF Funded
What's New?: 

May 14, 2020: SPICULE has been postponed. For more information please contact the Project Manager.

The new dates of the project are tentatively 15 May-15 June 2021 though they are still pending.

Project Description: 

The project will focus on airborne in situ and remote observations that provide
intensive measurements of microphysical and dynamic parameters that may, or may not, support
suspected Hallett-Mossop (HM) secondary ice process (SIP) in cumulus clouds. The PIs will
use two airborne platforms, the NSF/NCAR C-130 working subcloud and warm regions of
cloud, and the SPEC Learjet model 35A working the supercooled region of a cloud. The C-130
will be equipped with in situ microphysical probes, aerosol measurements of CCN, IFP and
biological aerosols, air motion sensors and the University of Wyoming Cloud Resolving Radar
(WCR). The SPEC Learjet will be equipped with state-of-the-art in situ microphysical probes, air
motion sensing, and a Ka-band up/down radar.