Boundary Layer Dust Occurrence, 1: Atmospheric Dust Over the White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico Area
ARMY ELECTRONICS COMMAND WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE NM ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES LAB
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The report provides an overview of published and some previously unpublished data on atmospheric dust over the White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico area. The survey encompasses the occurrence of dusty conditions, the effect of the dust on the propagation of electromagnetic and acoustic energy, and per se properties of the dust. Data on the occurrence of blowing dust and dust storms at the White Sands and Holloman Weather Stations are tabularized. Published data on the propagation effect, refractive index, composition, number concentration and size distribution are summarized in an appendix by means of annotated references.