Accession Number : AD0088692

Title :   TESTS OF THE SALT-NUCLEI HYPOTHESIS RAIN FORMATION. SALT NUCLEI, WIND AND DAILY RAINFALL IN HAWAII. BURSTING BUBBLES AND AIR POLUTION

Corporate Author : WOODS HOLE OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTITUTION MA

Personal Author(s) : WOODCOK, A.H. ; BLANCHARD, D.C. ; MORDY, W.A.

Report Date : MAR 1956

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : Daily readings of many rain gages, scattered over the windward and central portions of Oahu Island, were used in drawing isoheytal maps for each of the forty-two days on which salt sampling flights were made. The rain data were assembled and the rain maps drawn by the second author, quite independently of the salt-nuclei-sampling activities of the first author. Thus by using these salt-nuclei data and the average wind force observations from U.S. Weather Bureau surface maps we were able to make a quantitative estimate of the average weight of salt as nuclei in the air during the interval of days when we sampled rain. This average salt amount was compared to the average weight of salt in the rain on these days. (Author)

Descriptors :   *HAWAII), (*ATMOSPHERIC PRECIPITATION, (*RAINFALL, ATMOSPHERIC CONDENSATION), SALINITY, OCEANS, DIURNAL VARIATIONS, RAINDROPS, AEROSOLS, CUMULUS CLOUDS, RADIOSONDES, SURFACES, WATER VAPOR, BUBBLES, PHOTOGRAPHS, LOW ALTITUDE, AMMONIUM COMPOUNDS, SODIUM CHLORIDE, SAMPLING, CONDENSATION, CULTURE MEDIA, PARTICLE SIZE, OLEIC ACID, SURFACE PROPERTIES.

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE