Accession Number : ADA300132

Title :   Acidity Dependence on Cloud Drop Sizes, Enhancement of Sulfate Production in Clouds and Its Climatic Implications from Cloud Water Collected at a Remote Eastern U.S. Site.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s) : Logie, Bryan D.

PDF Url : ADA300132

Report Date : 10 SEP 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 81

Abstract : Two different cloud water collectors were operated simultaneously on a mountain-top platform in Mt. Mitchell State Park, North Carolina (35 deg 44' 05" N 82 deg 17' 15"W) to assess differences, if any, in measured acidity, ionic concentrations, and liquid water collection efficiencies during the summer, 1994. The cloud water collectors used were the Daube California Institute of Technology active-string collector (CALTECH) and the non-rotating passive Atmospheric Sciences Research Center string collector. Both collectors transfer cloud water into their sampling bottles by a process analogous to the collision-coalescence process in precipitation initiation by which cloud droplets accumulate on the collector strings and are then transferred to collection bottles as the droplets become large enough to fall. These large drops, in turn, acquire smaller droplets along their path. jg p.4

Descriptors :   *CLOUDS, *WATER, *DROPS, *CLIMATE, *SULFATES, *ACIDS, OPTIMIZATION, PRODUCTION, LIQUIDS, EFFICIENCY, PRECIPITATION, SAMPLING, METEOROLOGY, TRANSFER, ACCUMULATORS, COLLECTION, BOTTLES, SUMMER.

Subject Categories : Meteorology
      Inorganic Chemistry
      Physical Chemistry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE