Aerosol Characterization in Rocket Plumes
Aerosols concentration and size distribution in the atmospheric exhaust plumes of two Space Shuttle rockets and one Titan IV rocket were measured. Using a two component aerosol sampling system carried aboard a WB-57F aircraft. Real time particulate counter provides concentration and size distribution in a window covering 0.34 to 4 μm at 1 Hz sampling rate and grab-tank sampling system provides particulate size distribution in a window covering 0.01 to 0.4 μm.
P. D. Whitefield et al., "Aerosol Characterization in Rocket Plumes," Journal of Aerosol Science, vol. 30, no. Suppl. 1, Elsevier, Jan 1999.
The definitive version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0021-8502(99)80119-0
Keywords and Phrases
Alumina; Atmospheric Chemistry; Atmospheric Composition; Fractionation; Gas Emissions; Mathematical Models; Ozone Layer; Particle Size Analysis; Rocket Engines; Thermal Plumes; Upper Atmosphere; Global Ozone Depletion; Rocket Plumes; Solid Rocket Motors; Stratospheric Plume Measurements; Atmospheric Aerosols; Hesperis
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