Accession Number : AD0292924

Title :   THEORETICAL INVESTIGATION ON ENERGY GAIN BY ABSORPTION OF SOLAR RADIATION IN CLOUDS

Corporate Author : MUNICH UNIV (GERMANY)

Personal Author(s) : KORB,GUNTHER ; MOLLER,FRITZ

Report Date : 30 SEP 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : The absorption of solar radiation within natural atmospheric clouds, consisting of pure water droplets, is investigated in order to determine one term of the atmospheric heat balance, the knowledge of which becomes more and more necessary for numerical weather prediction. The amount of solar energy absorbed by artificial carbon clouds spread into the atmosphere by aircraft, as well as the absorption of water clouds seeded with carbon particles, is determined. The solution of the latter problem gives information about the possibility of an artificial influencing of the atmospheric heat balance. (Author)

Descriptors :   *SOLAR RADIATION, ABSORPTION, ALBEDO, ATMOSPHERICS, CLOUDS, HEAT TRANSFER, MOISTURE, OPTICS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE