Detailed cloud macro and microphysical properties remain a challenging measurement goal. Enhanced knowledge of these properties is needed to increase understanding of various cloud processes, including entrainment and droplet growth, that are important in both weather forecasting and climate change. Water vapor gradients affects droplet growth rates and, together with temperature, are needed for determination of supersaturation values. High sensitivity, high accuracy measurements of water vapor and temperature are needed at high spatial resolution, and therefore at high measurement rate
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