Accession Number : AD0281878

Title :   AIRCRAFT ELECTROSTATIC MEASUREMENT INSTRUMENTATION AND OBSERVATIONS OF CLOUD ELECTRIFICATION.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : CHICAGO UNIV ILL CLOUD PHYSICS LAB

Personal Author(s) : Fitzgerald ,D. R. ; Byers,H. R.

Report Date : 28 FEB 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 35

Abstract : Four electric-field meters were installed on a C-130A aircraft to provide measurements of three components of the cloud electrostatic field vector and the aircraft charge. An analog computer allowed real-time display and recording of these components. This system was used to study electrical charge production in convective clouds as an aid to the understanding of lightning charge centers. (Author)

Descriptors :   *CUMULONIMBUS CLOUDS, AIRBORNE, ELECTROSTATIC FIELDS, INSTRUMENTATION, MEASUREMENT

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE