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Main Title Effects of numbers, sizes and crystal structures on measurements of ice hydrometeors /
Author Berthel, R. O.
Publisher Geophysics Laboratory, United States Air Force,
Year Published 1990
Report Number GL TR 90-72; ADA 224389; GL-TR-90-0072
OCLC Number 368410370
Subjects Cloud physics ; Precipitation (Meteorology) ; Crystals--Structure ; Ice ; Hydrometeorology
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EKBD  GL-TR-90-0072 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 02/22/1991
Collation vi, 21 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
"28 March 1990." ADA224389 (from Atmospheric Sciences Division Project 6670. Research supported by the Geophysics Laboratory, United States Air Force, Hanscom AFB, Massachusetts. Includes bibliographical references (page 21).
Contents Notes
Simulated measurements of assumed ice hydrometeor environments generate number-size distributions similar to those from in situ measurements even to the point of reproducing several inconsistencies often found in actual data. This report describes the computer fabrication of ice hydrometeors composed of single columns and combinations of columns with random spatial orientation and the simulated measuring of those particles by PMS 1-D instruments. Varying effects on distribution shapes are demonstrated by using different assumptions of particle number and sizes. Efforts were concentrated on exploring the problems of deficient number counts in the first or first few classes of precipitation probe data, non-compatible number concentrations from the cloud and precipitation probes, and the apparent existence of a few large particles that are not consistent with the rest of the distribution. This investigation indicates that the numbers, sizes, crystalline structures, and spatial positioning of hydrometeors may be the cause of these effects.