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Main Title The Local Influence of Hurricanes on Stratospheric Aerosols.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Rosen, James M.
Hofmann, David J.
Publisher Wyoming Univ Laramie Dept of Physics and Astronomy,
Year Published 1974
Report Number AD-A010 227; N00014-70-A-0266-0002
OCLC Number 908194453
Subjects Atmospheric Physics ; Air Pollution and Control ; Aerosols ; Stratosphere ; Hurricanes ; Removal ; Particles ; Concentration(composition) ; Wind velocity ; Mixing ; Troposphere ; Atmospheric sounding ; Tropical cyclones
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EKBD  AD-A010 227 Microfiche collection Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 05/04/2015
Collation 20 pages.
"N00014-70-A-0266-0002." "AD-A010 227." "Filmed 6-26-75 NTIS." Microfiche.
Contents Notes
Recently much attention has been given to the possible pollution of the stratosphere in anticipation of man's invasion into this high-altitude region of the atmosphere. However, very little effort in terms of quantitative measurements has been made to assess the sources of natural stratospheric 'pollution, ' which may be so large that man could never compete with them. By virtue of its size and energy density a well-developed hurricane should be able to influence the distribution of trace constituents in the lower stratosphere, at least locally if not on a global basis. The authors describe the results of the first attempt to determine the influence of a hurricane on the vertical profile of aerosol within a 500 mile radius of the center of the storm. Aerosol profiles were obtained over hurricane Gilda in October of 1973. The results show a relatively clean upper troposphere which has been tentatively attributed to a removal process associated with the storm itself.