This research is in response to requirements of and funding by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA; Award DTFAWA-15-D-00036). The views expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official policy or position of the FAA. The National Center for Atmospheric Research is sponsored by the National Science Foundation. The authors acknowledge the support of Charlie Masters, James Riley, and Timothy Smith of the FAA. We also acknowledge the support of APS Aviation Inc. for its feedback on the artificial snow-generation system, NCAR Design and Fabrication Services for its assistance in manufacturing various components of the machine, and Karen Slater of NCAR for her editing efforts.
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