Accession Number:

AD0630555

Title:

FLUCTUATIONS OF THE LARGE-DROPLET COUNT IN STRATIFORM CLOUDS.

Descriptive Note:

Research translation,

Corporate Author:

AMERICAN METEOROLOGICAL SOCIETY BOSTON MASS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1966-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

32.0

Abstract:

The relative fluctuations of the number of large droplets in stratiform clouds are examined for a nonturbulent atmosphere. The principal physical parameters of a cloud liquid-water content, thickness, and velocity of ordered air flows are regarded as random correlated quantities distributed according to a normal law. Formulas are obtained that relate the relative fluctuations of the number of large droplets to the relative fluctuations of the principal physical parameters of a cloud. It is shown that this can be used to explain the relatively wide fluctuations of the number of large droplets observed in experiment. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE