Accession Number : AD0776135

Title :   Warm Fog Dispersal Tests with Glycerine at Greenbrier Valley Airport, Lewisburg, West Virginia.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Aug-Dec 73 on Phase 2,

Corporate Author : DOW CHEMICAL CO FREEPORT TEX TEXAS DIV

Personal Author(s) : McDuff,J. M. ; Moore,Z. J. ; Goode,J. V.

Report Date : DEC 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 57

Abstract : Field tests designed to measure the effectiveness of glycerine as a warm fog dispersal agent were conducted at the Greenbrier Valley Airport, Lewisburg, West Virginia, during the month of September, 1973. The tests were designed to provide a quantitative relationship between the amount of glycerine used and the resultant improvement in visibility. Problem areas such as controlled particulation, improved analytical evaluation, and more accurate targeting capability were emphasized. The test results verified that isolated areas of improved visibility were produced by the seeding experiments. However, the test results also indicate that the effects produced by shear winds will be an overriding factor in determining the quantity of glycerine required to open a 'fogged in' airport. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Fog, *Weather modification, *Airports, Aerosol generators, Glycerols, Test methods, Visibility, West Virginia

Subject Categories : Terminal Flight Facilities
      Meteorology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE