Accession Number : AD0787393

Title :   Nephelometer for Mapping of Backscatter and Attenuation Coefficients of Clouds.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : HARRY DIAMOND LABS WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Giglio,Dominick A. ; Rod,Bernard J. ; Smalley,Howard M.

Report Date : FEB 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 41

Abstract : The performance of a backscatter nephelometer in the mapping of aerosol attenuation and backscatter coefficients is evaluated. This instrument, coupled with an automated data processing technique described, performs quite satisfactorily and provides an excellent means of cloud data gathering and optical fuze test support. In addition, some parameter profiles of fair weather cumulus clouds observed in flight tests are presented.

Descriptors :   *CLOUD PHYSICS, METEOROLOGICAL DATA, AEROSOLS, DATA PROCESSING, ELECTROMAGNETIC SCATTERING, BACKSCATTERING, MAPPING, CUMULUS CLOUDS

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE