Accession Number : ADA117457

Title :   Cloud and Precipitation Particle Size Spectra.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. 10 Oct 78-29 Apr 82,

Corporate Author : WASHINGTON UNIV SEATTLE DEPT OF ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES

Personal Author(s) : Hobbs,Peter V

PDF Url : ADA117457

Report Date : Jun 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : Airborne measurements are described of the size distributions of cloud and precipitation particles in extratropical cyclones. Empirical expressions for the particle size distributions, and the effects of ambient conditions on these expressions, are described. The effects of the different size distributions on estimates of radar reflectivity and the mass content of cloud and precipitation particles are discussed. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Clouds, *Atmospheric precipitation, *Particle size, Spectra, Distribution, Cyclones, Temperate regions, Radar reflections

Subject Categories : Meteorology
      Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment
      Radiofrequency Wave Propagation

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE