Accession Number : AD0420435

Title :   ATMOSPHERIC CONDENSATION NUCLEI AND TRACE GASES.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. 1 Jan-31 Dec 62.

Corporate Author : UNIVERSITY COLL GALWAY (IRELAND)

Report Date : 31 DEC 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 62

Abstract : The nature of the condensation nuclei in the atmosphere was investigated with particular reference to their possible formation as the result of gaseous reactions. An extensive series of observations of the nuclei in urban air was made at a station in University College, Galway, and on maritime-rural air at a coastal field station on Mace Head, County Galway. A port able nucleus counter was constructed and calibrated for field work searching for sources of nuclei, particularly in the littoral zone. It was shown that sea spray and surf, sea weed and a drying foreshore, with or without sunshine, were not major sources of nuclei. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ATMOSPHERIC CONDENSATION, NUCLEI), (*NUCLEI, ATMOSPHERIC CONDENSATION), GASES, METEOROLOGICAL PHENOMENA, IONIZATION, URBAN AREAS, AIR, MARINE METEOROLOGY, COMBUSTION PRODUCTS, SULFOXIDES, SEA BREEZE

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE