Centre for Cloud Particle Properties


The Centre for cloud particle properties (CCPar) is located at the University of Manchester (UMAN) in UK. 


                   @ Thomas Choularton
ccpar head

Main Task

  • Calibration of cloud droplet and ice probes
  • Instrument intercomparison
  • International/National Campaigns at the Manchester Ice Cloud Chamber (MICC)
  • Training and knowledge transfer
  • Activities and workshops

Calibration Technique

  • The high precision droplet gun is a linked calibration facility providing a stream of individual droplets or ice crystals (under development) of a known size delivered to a precisely defined area.
  • Developed by J.Crosier funded by NCAS and IAGOS
  • Use for research into ice multiplication processes
  • Calibration and beam mapping of imaging and scattering cloud probes including IAGOS BCP
  • Basement section where cloud and water vapour probes installed for probe intercomparisons







Prof. Thomas Choularton
Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
University of Manchester, UMAN
Oxford Rd
Manchester M13 9PL
United Kingdom
email: choularton@manchester.ac.uk