The Cyprus Institute

Compact Optical Backscatter Aerosol Detector (COBALD)

PI: Jean SciareOperators: Christos Keleshis, Maria Kezoudi

The Compact Optical Backscatter Aerosol Detector (COBALD) is a lightweight sonde that detects the backscatter light from air molecules, aerosol or cloud droplets. In particular, COBALD measures optical backscatter ratios at 455 and 870 nm (Brabec et al., 2012). This provides information on particle size and number density.

Data analysis will be performed by University of Zurich.


Specifications:

  • Weight: 500 g
  • Time resolutions: 1 second
  • Dimensions: 17 x 14 x 12 cm^3

Data

No data available