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