Accession Number : AD0674629

Title :   RELATION OF AEROSOLS TO ATMOSPHERIC FEATURES.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 May 67-15 Sep 68,

Corporate Author : ALLIED RESEARCH ASSOCIATES INC CONCORD MASS

Personal Author(s) : Chang,David T. ; Wexler,Raymond

Report Date : 15 SEP 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 29

Abstract : Relationships between aerosol attenuation coefficient profiles at White Sands, New Mexico, and atmospheric features were investigated. The dependence of lower stratospheric aerosol content on air mass characteristics and the correlation between the height of the lower stratospheric aerosol layer and the height of the tropical tropopause suggests a tropical source for these aerosols. Seasonal variations in aerosol content of the surface layer were found to reflect seasonal changes in convective activity in this layer. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ATMOSPHERIC MOTION, AEROSOLS), (*AEROSOLS, DISTRIBUTION), STRATOSPHERE, AIR MASS ANALYSIS, SAMPLING, ATTENUATION, SURFACE PROPERTIES, CONVECTION(ATMOSPHERIC), TROPICAL REGIONS, DUST, ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE, TROPOPAUSE, NEW MEXICO, PERIODIC VARIATIONS

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics
      Physical Chemistry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE