Accession Number : AD0642378

Title :   A STUDY OF THE MICROPHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF PRECIPITATION PROCESSES FROM CLOUDS AND FOG IN CHINA.

Corporate Author : EMMANUEL COLL BOSTON MASS ORIENTAL SCIENCE LIBRARY

Report Date : 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : The monograph gives a general summary of the results and preliminary analyses of micrometeorological observations of precipitation from clouds and fog over Tai Shan in Shangtung Province and Nan Yueh (or Heng Shan) in Hunan Province in 1962. It consists of ten articles. The first three articles present some preliminary analyses of the characteristics of the cloud-droplet spectrum in South China (Nan Yueh); papers 4 to 7 deal with the special features and the evolution of showery-type and thunderstorm-type precipitation in China; paper 8 introduces a method of determining the magnification coefficient from impressions of captured raindrops on blotting papers while the last two contributions are mainly concerned with the theoretical study of the precipitation processes. Based on the results of quantitative observations, these investigations bring out certain important aspects in the microstructure of precipitation from clouds and fog and thus provide some useful material for the study of the physics of these hydrometeors. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ATMOSPHERIC PRECIPITATION, MICROSTRUCTURE), CHINA, CLOUDS, FOG, RAINDROPS, METEOROLOGICAL PHENOMENA

Subject Categories : Meteorology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE