Accession Number : AD0612894

Title :   THE STRUCTURE OF CLOUDS AND RAIN AND THE FORMATION OF PRECIPITATION.

Descriptive Note : Final technical status rept. for 1 Jun 63-31 May 64,

Corporate Author : TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE KARLSRUHE (WEST GERMANY) METEOROLOGISCHES INSTITUT

Personal Author(s) : Diem,M.

Report Date : DEC 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 75

Abstract : Simultaneous measurement of cloud elements and precipitation was carried out at Lake Victoria, Kenia Africa, from March 19 to April 13, 1964. 207.000 rain drops were collected and evaluated according to their size. Simultaneous measurements of the rain drops at the ground and in the free atmosphere were also made at a television tower in Stuttgart, Germany. Fourteen series of measurement was made at 150 m above ground and at the ground with a total of 76.600 sorted drops. The values calculated from drop size and number, such as intensity of precipitation (correct only during a calm), water content and radar reflectibility show the corresponding difference between platform and ground.

Descriptors :   (*CLOUDS, RAINDROPS), (*RAINDROPS, PARTICLE SIZE), RAINFALL, COAGULATION, CONDENSATION, EVAPORATION, ATMOSPHERES, METEOROLOGY, METEOROLOGICAL INSTRUMENTS, DATA PROCESSING

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE