Accession Number : AD0704903

Title :   ELECTRICAL EFFECTS FOR A NUMERICAL CLOUD MODEL.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : SOUTH DAKOTA SCHOOL OF MINES AND TECHNOLOGY RAPID CITY INST OF ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES

Personal Author(s) : Smith,M. H. ; Orville,H. D.

Report Date : JAN 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 44

Abstract : The report discusses the various atmospheric electrical effects that will need to be considered in a numerical model of mountain-induced cumulus clouds. The principal dependent variables to add to the model are the large and small ion concentrations, the cloud and precipitation charge distributions, and the electric potential. Secondary dependent variables are the charge per unit volume, the electric field, the conductivity, and the current density. Typical values of these variables are given for initial conditions and boundary values of the model.

Descriptors :   (*ATMOSPHERIC ELECTRICITY, CUMULUS CLOUDS), (*CUMULUS CLOUDS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS), ELECTRICAL CONDUCTIVITY, VOLTAGE, CONVECTION(ATMOSPHERIC), HYDRODYNAMICS, ELECTRIC FIELDS, BOUNDARY VALUE PROBLEMS, IONIZATION, RECOMBINATION REACTIONS, BOUNDARY VALUE PROBLEMS, ATMOSPHERIC PRECIPITATION, DIFFUSION

Subject Categories : Meteorology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE