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Unified Low Stratus Cloud-Subcloud Microphysics Model
Author(s): Henry Rachele; Neal Kilmer
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Paper Abstract

Thermodynamics, turbulence, and dynamics of damp, saturated and supersaturated air are systematically considered to produce a unified low stratus cloud-subcloud microphysics model. The model produces vertical profiles of temperature, pressure, density, specific humidity, relative humidity, liquid water content, drop size distributions, wind and stability based on inputs of temperature, pressure, relative humidity, visibility, and wind at a reference height (2 m), the vertical ascent rate at the reference height and the top of the cloud, and the height of the top of the cloud.

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Date Published: 11 October 1989
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 1115, Propagation Engineering, (11 October 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.960884
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Henry Rachele, White Sands Missile Range (United States)
Neal Kilmer, Physical Science laboratory (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1115:
Propagation Engineering
Norman S. Kopeika; Walter B. Miller, Editor(s)

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