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The Effect Of The Aerosol On Fog Microstructure
Author(s): James G. Hudson
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Paper Abstract

The propagation of radiation through a cloud depends on the concentration and size distribution of drops. A series of aerosol measurements in various types of fogs and hazes shows a direct relationship between a subset of the dry aerosol and fog drops. These measurements allow identification of the specific aerosol component (fog condensation nuclei, FCN) upon which fog droplets condense. The extensive variability of these particle concentrations can be seen in the preliminary FCN climatology which is presented. It is shown that the variability in fog drop concentration is largely due to differences in FCN concentrations which are characteristic of various air masses.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 December 1981
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0305, Atmospheric Effects on Electro-Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave Systems Performance, (30 December 1981); doi: 10.1117/12.932715
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James G. Hudson, University of Nevada System (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0305:
Atmospheric Effects on Electro-Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave Systems Performance
Richard Gomez, Editor(s)

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