Cirrus Particle Distribution Study, Part 2.
Air Force surveys in geophysics,
AIR FORCE GEOPHYSICS LAB HANSCOM AFB MASS
Pagination or Media Count:
This report presents particle spectrometer data obtained by the AFGL instrumented MC-130E aircraft during a flight through various types of cirriform clouds in the Albuquerque area on 26 February 1978. The data consist of average particle concentration figures as a function of size for consecutive 30-sec periods during the 96-min sampling mission. Additionally, data for some particular 15-sec segments of the flight are closely examined. These segments, selected to represent various cirriform conditions, as dense cirrostratus and thin cirrus, are documented with aircraft nose camera photographs of clouds and with plots of resulting particle concentrations and calculations of liquid water content. Author