Accession Number : AD0686239

Title :   SOME THEORETICAL PROBLEMS CONCERNING THE MICROPHYSICAL PROCESSES OF PRECIPITATION, CLOUD, AND FOG,

Corporate Author : EMMANUEL COLL BOSTON MASS ORIENTAL SCIENCE RESEARCH LIBRARY

Personal Author(s) : Koo Chen-Chao,

Report Date : DEC 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 106

Abstract : The monograph presents the results of investigations of the theoretical problems concerning the microphysics of precipitation processes, cloud, and fog. The studies, based mainly on observational data over China, involve the growth of gigantic salt nuclei and rainfall from warm clouds. The former plays an important role in the enolution of precipitation processes whereas a knowledge of the latter is much needed in theoretical investigations and the systematic description of actual conditions over China. Some articles are devoted to studies of the influence of convective bubbles on the micro-physical processes of precipitation, while others deal with problems on the second peak in the spectral profile of raindrops, which is a prominent feature in observations within clouds. Problems on the superadiabatic concentration of moisture are also treated. The analysis of the above problems will lead to a better understanding of the micro-physics of precipitation, cloud, and fog and provides useful clues for further investigations in this field. It will be helpful in problems on increasing the efficiency of artificial stimulation of precipitation. This monograph may also serve as a reference text for students and teachers in higher educational institutions. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*METEOROLOGY, CHINA), MICROSTRUCTURE, ATMOSPHERIC PRECIPITATION, CLOUDS, FOG, CONVECTION(ATMOSPHERIC), BUBBLES, MOISTURE, RAINFALL, ARTIFICIAL PRECIPITATION, SODIUM COMPOUNDS, REPORTS, ABSTRACTS

Subject Categories : Meteorology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE