Cloud Sensor Resources

Cloud Sensor Resources

SLWC Sensor

The supercooled liquid water content (SLWC) sensor and the similar liquid water content (LWC) sensor operate by measuring the buildup of water on a vibrating wire. The following documents provide the mathematical derivations of the equations and also provide guidance for processing the data.

Note this page is under construction at this time and not all links are present.

Basic Derivation

This paper covers the detailed derivation of the SLWC equations as used with Anasphere's SLWC sensor.
SLWC Detailed Derivation (pdf)

Detailed Application Equations

This paper covers the processing of SLWC sonde data.
SLWC Equation Implementation (pdf)

LWC Equation Implementation: coming soon!


An example of complete data reduction is given by Serke et al.1

1Serke, D. et al. "Supercooled Liquid Water Content Profiling Case Studies with a New Vibrating Wire Sonde Compared to a Ground-Based Microwave Radiometer." Atmospheric Research 149,77-87(2014). DOI: 10.1016/j.atmosres.2014.05.026.