Accession Number:

ADA234780

Title:

Rotating Multicylinder Method for the Measurement of Cloud Liquid-Water Content and Droplet Size

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

COLD REGIONS RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING LAB HANOVER NH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1991-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

23.0

Abstract:

Since its development at the Mt. Washington Observatory in the 1940s the rotating multicylinder RMC method has been the simplest, most reliable, and usually the most accurate means of measuring the liquid-water content and droplet size in clouds and fog. The development history of the method is reviewed in this report. Fabrication of the instrument, exposure and data- reduction techniques, and the underlying theory of the method are described in detail. Accuracy of the RMC method is discussed and comparison tests with other instruments are briefly reviewed.

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics
  • Meteorology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE