Accession Number:

ADA093927

Title:

Characteristics of Atmospheric Ice Particles: A Survey of Techniques.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jan-Sep 80,

Corporate Author:

NEVADA UNIV RENO DESERT RESEARCH INST

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1980-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

63.0

Abstract:

A survey is given of properties of ice particles in the atmosphere necessary to assess the design of aircraft instrumentation required for their characterization. A critical review is given of current aircraft instrumentation from the view point of representative data acquisition in a realistic time frame, in particular techniques for mass and size distribution are examined. It is concluded that two as yet untried techniques utilizing particle accretion and evaporation show promise for measurement of mass distribution. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Aircraft
  • Meteorology
  • Snow, Ice and Permafrost

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE