Accession Number : AD0770957

Title :   Balloonborne Aerosol Particle Concentration and Size Distribution Measurements.

Descriptive Note : Scientific interim rept.,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE CAMBRIDGE RESEARCH LABS L G HANSCOM FIELD MASS

Personal Author(s) : Fenn,R. ; Dulchinos,J. ; Miranda,H.

Report Date : OCT 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 16

Abstract : An instrument was developed to measure the concentration and size distribution of particulates in the atmosphere. Since the concentration of natural aerosols in the free atmosphere above the surface layer is less than one particle per cc, extreme precautions have to be taken to avoid contamination from the instrumentation package, including the balloon itself. Various aspects of balloonborne aerosol measurements are discussed in their relationship to the balloon as the vehicle and measurement platform. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Meteorological instruments, *Aerosols, Measurement, Meteorological balloons, Particle size, New Mexico

Subject Categories : Meteorology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE