The mobile X-band radar arrived in Praia last Friday after a two week voyage from Portugal, in preparation for the Ice in Clouds Experiment – Dust (ICE-D), which is due to start at the beginning of August. Lindsay Bennett and Ryan Neely will be heading out to meet it 3 weeks today and get it up and running before the FAAM aircraft arrives. Rather a relief to see it in one piece…..well in fact it’s in two pieces, the antenna and waveguides were dismantled and boxed separately to protect them for the journey. There’s been a huge amount of preparation and organisation to get to this point, so we’re keeping our fingers and toes crossed that everything else goes to plan too.

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