Research weather aircraft of NIMS (National Institute of Meteorological sciences) was introduced at the end of 2017. The aircraft equipped various instruments for four observational missions included weather modification and cloud physics research. Among these instruments, probes for cloud and precipitation measurement such as CDP, CIP, PIP, WCM-2000 etc. are also included. So, we expect to see microphysical changes of cloud by cloud seeding with these probes.
NIMS plan to conduct the hygroscopic cloud seeding experiments in the Gyeong-gi region from April to June 2018 with weather aircraft. So, we will introduce the experimental method and analyzed results.
This work was supported by the program, Research and Development for KMA Weather, Climate, and Earth system Services (NIMS-2016-3100) of National Institute of Meteorological Sciences (NIMS) funded by the Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA).