Preliminary results from the RAIN mesospheric and stratospheric aerosol particle collection experiment launched on REXUS-11
2013 (English)In: 21st ESA Symposium: European Rocket & Balloon Programmes and Related Research / [ed] L. Ouwehand, ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands: ESA Communications , 2013, 511-517 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
The RAIN (Rocket deployed Atmospheric probes conducting Independent measurements in Northern Sweden) experiment demonstrates a technique for collecting aerosol particles in the middle atmosphere using multiple probes ejected from a sounding rocket. Collection samples on each probe are exposed over varying height ranges between 80 and 22 km giving an altitude distribution profile of aerosol particles. The experiment was launched on board the REXUS-11 sounding rocket on November 16, 2012 from Esrange Space Centre. The experiment operated nominally and was recovered. Initial scanning electron microscopy analysis of the collection samples indicates that aerosols were collected during the fall, however detailed analysis over all height ranges is ongoing.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands: ESA Communications , 2013. 511-517 p.
, ESA Special Publication, ISSN 0379-6566 ; SP-721
Aerosol particles, Altitude distributions, Independent measurement, Middle atmosphere, Northern sweden, Scanning electrons, Stratospheric aerosols
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-138857ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84893598469ISBN: 978-92-9092-285-8OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-138857DiVA: diva2:681866
21st ESA Symposium om European Rocket and Balloon Programmes and Related Research; Thun; Switzerland; 9 June 2013 through 13 June 2013
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