Accession Number : AD0290399

Title :   THE LANGUAGE OF HAILSTORMS AND HAILSTONES

Corporate Author : ARMY ELECTRONICS LABS FORT MONMOUTH N J

Personal Author(s) : WEICKMANN,HELMUT K.

Report Date : MAY 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : The basic ingredients of hailstorms such as height of storm, infrared cooling of the upper parts of the anvil, structure and properties of the updrafts, influence of glaciation and water storage on the buoyancy, and the over-all air consumption in a hailstorm are discussed. Some fundamental differences between symmetrical and asymmetrical storms are related, with special consideration of the mechanism and of the consequences of shearing off the upper parts of a storm in a strong wind shear or jet stream. Certain properties of hailstones--their shape and internal structure--which may serve as clues to their life history in the storm are considered. (Author)

Descriptors :   *HAIL, *STORMS, CLOUDS, CONVECTION, WATER, WIND

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE