Theoretical and Experimental Investigations of the Physics of Warm Clouds.
Final rept. 10 Sep 67-31 Aug 72,
NEVADA UNIV RENO LAB OF ATMOSPHERIC PHYSICS
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A discussion of the chronological development of the Themis Project at the University of Nevada over the five year period of development is presented. As background, an analysis is given of the measurement of air motion including accuracies required for the study of atmospheric convection and for the calculation of the fluxes of heat, moisture, and momentum. Design criteria are outlined. Detailed descriptions of the inertial platform, sensor development, system integration and testing, supporting activities, theoretical studies and specific field measurement activities are included. Joint and cooperative research activities are acknowledged. Distinct accomplishments in the development of airborne research instrumentation and increasing our knowledge of cumulus cloud formation and of air motion in the lower layers of the atmosphere are described. Implications and specific suggestions for additional research are provided. Author
- Atmospheric Physics