Accession Number:

AD0627349

Title:

THE VERTICAL DISTRIBUTION OF WATER VAPOR OVER KWAJALEIN ATOLL, MARSHALL ISLANDS.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1965-12-30

Pagination or Media Count:

15.0

Abstract:

Five balloon flights with a frostpoint hygrometer sounding instrument provided measurements of the vertical distribution of water vapor over Kwajalein, in the Marshall Islands, during the month of November 1963. A consistent water vapor distribution is observed, showing a moist surface layer beneath the trade-winds inversion, a dry trade-wind layer above the inversion, and near saturation conditions in the upper troposphere. The stratospheric distribution approximates a constant watervapor-to-air mixing ratio in the range of 1 to 4 parts per million. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE