Accession Number : ADA327085

Title :   'Studies of Marine Aerosols and Their Evolution in the Eastern North Atlantic and Analysis of MAST Data'.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 15 Apr 92-30 Sep 96,

Corporate Author : WASHINGTON UNIV SEATTLE DEPT OF ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES

Personal Author(s) : Hobbs, Peter V.

PDF Url : ADA327085

Report Date : 15 OCT 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : As part of the Monterey Area Ship Track (MAST) Study, the University of Washington's Cloud and Aerosol Research Group used its integrated airborne research facility to obtain in situ measurements of the particles and gases emitted by various types of ships, the dispersion and evolution of these effluents downwind, and their effects on the microstructure and optical properties of marine stratiform clouds, particularly as they affect the formation of so-called 'ship tracks' in clouds. The results of these studies confirmed that it is the effluents from ships that produce 'ship tracks' under appropriate cloud and meteorological conditions.

Descriptors :   *MARINE ATMOSPHERES, *STRATUS CLOUDS, EMISSION, SHIPS, AEROSOLS, AIRBORNE, GASES, WIND DIRECTION, EFFLUENTS, NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN.

Subject Categories : Meteorology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE