Accession Number:

AD0631116

Title:

AN ANALYSIS OF THE VARIOUS FACTORS IN RAIN FORMATION WITH RESPECT TO FLUCTUATIONS OF THE VERTICAL CIRCULATION,

Descriptive Note:

Research translation,

Corporate Author:

EMMANUEL COLL BOSTON MASS ORIENTAL SCIENCE LIBRARY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1966-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

12.0

Abstract:

It was pointed out in a previous work that fluctuations of the ascending air current play an important role in the formation of precipitation elements in a shallow warm cloud. Based on this concept this paper further analyzes the effects of the various factors involved. It is shown that precipitation can develop only when there is an optimum combination of such parameters as the fluctuation of the vertical velocity, the average vertical velocity, the moisture content in the cloud and the cloud thickness. The paper discusses particularly the effect of the fluctuation on the raindrop spectrum. It appears that if the fluctuation is too great it will not benefit rain formation. Translator

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE