Accession Number : AD0746451

Title :   Numerical Modeling of the Growth of Ice Crystals, Graupel, and Hail,

Corporate Author : ENVIRONMENTAL PREDICTION RESEARCH FACILITY (NAVY) MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Hindman,Edward E. , II. ; Johnson,David B.

Report Date : JUL 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 89

Abstract : An empirical approximation is presented for estimating the growth of ice crystals by diffusion. The classical approach to the growth of ice crystals by accretion is expanded and coupled with the empirical approach to diffusion growth. This coupling simulates the growth of ice crystals to rimed crystals, rimed crystals to graupel, and graupel to hail. Detailed numerical information for these simulations is presented. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*HAIL, CRYSTAL GROWTH), MATHEMATICAL MODELS, ARTIFICIAL PRECIPITATION, FOG, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING

Subject Categories : Meteorology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE