Accession Number:

ADA034741

Title:

The Response of Optical Array Spectrometers to Ice and Snow: A Study of 2-D Probe Area-to-Mass Relationships.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 22 Mar-30 Jun 76,

Corporate Author:

PARTICLE MEASURING SYSTEMS INC BOULDER COLO

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-11-08

Pagination or Media Count:

35.0

Abstract:

Theoretical and field data analysis were performed to determine area-to-mass relationships for the response of 2-D Optical Array Spectrometers to snow crystals. A single theoretical relationship was found adequate to correct the measured area to true area for all but stellar dendrites and needles. Area-to-mass relationships established from the analysis of field data were found to be well behaved. The application of software without complete habit definition is discussed and shown to be potentially feasible.

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
  • Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE