Accession Number : AD0680836

Title :   THE INFLUENCE OF CORRELATION TIME OF FLUCTUATION FIELDS ON THE STOCHASTIC GROWTH OF WATER DROPLETS,

Corporate Author : EMMANUEL COLL BOSTON MASS ORIENTAL SCIENCE RESEARCH LIBRARY

Personal Author(s) : Wen Ching-Sung,

Report Date : DEC 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 24

Abstract : This report discusses the effect of correlation time on the growth of cloud droplets under the influence of fluctuation fields. The results reveal that the characteristic of the fluctuation field is an important parameter. The findings of the present study show that the correlation time of the turbulent acceleration field is too short to contribute directly to the formation of raindrops. A preliminary survey indicates that the fluctuation of liquid-water content contributes greatly to the growth of 30-50 mu droplets, and accelerates the process by more than half an hour in comparison with the uniform growth of the conventional model. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*RAINDROPS, CONDENSATION), (*METEOROLOGICAL PHENOMENA, STATISTICAL FUNCTIONS), TURBULENCE, ACCELERATION, HUMIDITY, WATER VAPOR, CLOUDS, STOCHASTIC PROCESSES, CHINA

Subject Categories : Meteorology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE