Accession Number : AD0687087

Title :   CUMULUS DYNAMICS,

Corporate Author : EMMANUEL COLL BOSTON MASS ORIENTAL SCIENCE RESEARCH LIBRARY

Personal Author(s) : Chao Jih-Ping, ; Chow Shiao-Ping,

Report Date : JAN 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 144

Abstract : The monograph summarizes systematically the results of recent investigations on cumulus dynamics carried out in China and in other countries. In particular, the works of the authors have been used to illustrate the progress in this field in China. Observations of the macroscopic characteristics of cumuliform clouds are first described and used as the basic data for the theoretical investigations on cumulus dynamics. These characteristics are used to formulate the basic dynamic equations. A quantitative analysis of the factors governing convective development is then presented in order to probe into the dynamic processes of the growth of cumuliform clouds. The development and structure of thermal convection in general are also examined and a further attempt is made to assess the 'feedback' effect of the condensation of water vapor. Finally, problems which require further research are outlined. This monograph may serve as a ready reference for researchers in meteorology, professional workers, research students and teachers in higher educational institutions. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*CUMULUS CLOUDS, DYNAMICS), CONVECTION(ATMOSPHERIC), WATER VAPOR, CONDENSATION, ATMOSPHERIC MOTION, VORTICES, HYDRODYNAMICS, THERMODYNAMICS, CHINA

Subject Categories : Meteorology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE