laser disdrometers

laser disdrometers

laser disdrometers

Sophisticated instruments, including laser disdrometers which measure precipitation as it passes through a fan-shaped laser-beam, collected data at McMurdo Station as part of the ARM West Antarctic Radiation Experiment (AWARE), a joint effort between the U. S. Department of Energy and the National Science Foundation. 

IMAGE: U.S. Department of Energy Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) user facility