WATER VAPOR DISTRIBUTION IN THE SUB-CLOUD TRADE WIND AIR
WOODS HOLE OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTITUTION MA
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OBSERVATIONS OF THE MIXING RATIO WERE MADE SIMULTANEOUSLY AT THREE LEVELS IN THE SUB-CLOUD LAYER OF THE TRADE WIND EAST OF THE Bahama island of Eleuthera. Three airplanes were equipped with psychrographs capable of yielding significant 3-second averages of the mixing ratio. On 8 days, August 8 to 16, 1960, 41 formation flights were made on east-west or north-south courses, giving 123 series of mixing ratios for analysis. Runs extended over 10 or 20 minutes and the evels were usually 400, 800, and 1200 feet.