A review of instruments developed for the measurement of the meteorological factors conducive to aircraft icing

Jones, Alun R., Lewis, William
naca-rm-a9c09
1949


The status of instruments suitable for the measurement of the meteorological factors conducive to aircraft icing is reviewed. The factors to be evaluated are listed, and tentative values for the desired and acceptable accuracy of measurement for each factor are suggested. Nine instruments which appear to be the most promising for the procurement of the meteorological data are discussed with respect to the quantities they measure, principle of operation, range and accuracy, duration of a single reading, and advantages and disadvantages associated with their use. Recommendations are presented for the continued research and development of icing meteorological instruments.

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