Accession Number:

AD0741521

Title:

Use of the Zaitsev Method for Determining the Water Content of Fogs in Chambers,

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Corporate Author:

ARMY FOREIGN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CENTER CHARLOTTESVILLE VA

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Report Date:

1971-10-27

Pagination or Media Count:

10.0

Abstract:

In studying the structure of clouds and fogs, in addition to determining the drop size, the water content is measured, i.e. the mass of water in the liquid or solid phase, occurring per unit of volume of air. Of all the currently existing methods of measuring water content, the simplest and most widely used is the method of V.A. Zaytsev. In this method, the air to be examined, together with the particles of cloud or fog is directed in a narrow stream at rather high speed onto a strip of filter paper covered with dye and placed in a special holder. The air flows freely through the holder, but the drops are deposited by inertia on the paper and saturate it. A spot appears on the paper whose average diameter characterizes the magnitude of the water content. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE