Accession Number : ADP007292

Title :   Studies of -40 C Isothermal Layers at High Latitudes,

Corporate Author : ATMOSPHERIC ENVIRONMENT SERVICE TORONTO (ONTARIO)

Personal Author(s) : Stewart, R. E. ; Lin, C. A.

Report Date : MAR 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : Atmospheric soundings reveal that isothermal layers at temperatures near -40 deg C sometimes occur at high latitudes. In the absence of sufficient ice nuclei, supercooled water frozen by homogeneous freezing would act to produce such layers. The formation of such layers by homogeneous freezing should furthermore result in significant dynamic responses in the atmosphere.

Descriptors :   *ATMOSPHERICS, *ISOTHERMS, DYNAMICS, FREEZING, HIGH LATITUDES, ICE, LAYERS, NUCLEI, TEMPERATURE, WATER, SUPERCOOLING.

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics
      Meteorology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE