Accession Number : AD0748975

Title :   On Volcanic and Other Particulate Turbidity Anomalies,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Deirmendjian,D.

Report Date : MAR 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 54

Abstract : The report reviews information on anomalous, long-lived changes of turbidity over large portions of the earth in order to estimate the amount and nature of the turbid components in each case. This information in turn may be correlated with the nature and magnitude of the climatic effects, if any. The report concerns itself with the particles produced by recorded extraordinary volcanic explosions capable of injecting massive quantities of so-called volcanic dust into the atmosphere and thereby of altering considerably its normal optical properties.

Descriptors :   (*ATMOSPHERES, *DUST), (*VOLCANOES, *CLIMATE), PARTICLES, VISIBILITY, OPTICAL PROPERTIES, SKY BRIGHTNESS, STRATOSPHERE, AIR POLLUTION, ATMOSPHERIC MOTION

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE