Reeldown Aerosol Cloud HUmidity and Temperature Sensor

The Reeldown Aerosol Cloud Humidity and Temperature Sensor is an instrument that probes the top of the Tropical Tropopause Layer (TTL). The instrument consists of a reeling system within the balloon gondola, and a 2kg sub-gondola containing three sensors (water vapor, clouds/aerosol and temperature/pressure) that can be lowered below the main balloon in flight. RACHuTS characterizes the thermal structure of the TTL and the cold point, water vapor, dehydration and cloud formation in the TTL, along with the wave structure with in the TTL.

Science Target:

Earth's Atmosphere

Science Focus:

Aerosols, Stratosphere, Troposphere

Instrument Type:

In situ: Particles

Instrument Site: