Atmospheric Moisture Parameterization
AIR FORCE ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNICAL APPLICATIONS CENTER SCOTT AFB IL
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Requirements exist for estimation of the spatial distribution of liquid and solid water in the atmosphere. Evaluation of previous research indicates that the magnitude of the water at a point can be approximated from the temperature and the type of cloud that exist at that point along with the relative position of the point in the cloud itself. Thermodynamic phase of the water, what portion is liquid or solid, can be generalized from the temperature of the point. The drop-size distribution can be determined by assuming that the available water is found in distributions typical of various types of clouds.