Accession Number : AD0713263

Title :   SOME RESULTS OF AN INVESTIGATION INTO THUNDERSTORM CHARGE GENERATION,

Corporate Author : LITTLE (ARTHUR D) INC CAMBRIDGE MASS

Personal Author(s) : Vonnegut,B. ; Brook,M. ; Cook,James ; Moore,C. B.

Report Date : 22 AUG 1956

Pagination or Media Count : 32

Abstract : The purpose of the report is to determine whether electrification in growing cumulus clouds precedes initiation of precipitation as detectable by radar. The mechanisms taking place in the early stages of a forming thundercloud have received little attention in the past by students of thunderstorms. There appears to be no evidence reported in the literature to support the widely held premise that rain causes thunderstorm electrification. This experiment then should provide one rigid criterion for judging the acceptability of theories proposed. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*CUMULUS CLOUDS, ELECTRIC FIELDS), (*THUNDERSTORMS, SOURCES), METEOROLOGICAL RADAR, RADAR CROSS SECTIONS, ATMOSPHERIC PRECIPITATION, RAINDROPS, CONVECTION(ATMOSPHERIC), RADIOSONDES, BALLOONS

Subject Categories : Meteorology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE