WARM FOG DISPERSAL METHODS AND FOG CHARACTERISTICS AT MONTEREY, CALIFORNIA.
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF
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As a prerequisite to a study of fog dispersal, the literature is surveyed and the various methods of warm fog dispersal are summarized. From an analysis of weather observations during June 1968 - May 1969 at the Naval Auxiliary Landing Field, Monterey, California, it is concluded that the early morning hours of September through November present the highest frequency of fog occurrence and would, therefore, be well suited to fog dispersal field tests. A hand-held, gelatin-coated glass slide method of obtaining fog samples is evaluated in the process of determining the fog droplet distribution in fog and stratus occurring on the Monterey Peninsula. It is found that the distribution is centered about a radius size of 10 microns and in good agreement with current fog models. A series of laboratory experiments using various household detergents as seeding agents are discussed. Author
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