Doctoral Dissertations

Abstract

"Values of condensation coefficient, ß, were experimentally determined for water drops grown on cloud nuclei in atmospheric air samples. The measured quantities were supersaturation, final drop size (6 to 7.5 µm radius), and time to grow from near dry radius to final radius. The drops were grown in a vertical-flow thermal diffusion chamber, at supersaturations near 0.5 and 1.0%. The final drop sizes were large enough so that ß did not depend upon the size of the nucleus producing a given drop. The average value of ß was 0.025 with a standard deviation of about 0.01"--Abstract, page 2.

Advisor(s)

Alofs, Darryl J.

Committee Member(s)

Reisbig, R. L.
Carstens, John C., 1937-
Sauer, Harry J., Jr., 1935-2008
Podzimek, Josef, 1923-2007
Rigler, A. K.

Department(s)

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Degree Name

Ph. D. in Mechanical Engineering

Sponsor(s)

National Science Foundation (U.S.)
University of Missouri--Rolla. Graduate Center for Cloud Physics Research

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

1974

Journal article titles appearing in thesis/dissertation

  • A cloud nucleus counter with long available growth time
  • Supersaturation development in a vertical-flow thermal diffusion chamber

Pagination

iv, 45 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references.

Rights

© 1974 Abbas Mohamedhusain Sinnarwalla, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Dissertation - Restricted Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Drops -- Mathematical models
Atmospheric nucleation
Condensation (Meteorology)

Thesis Number

T 3012

Print OCLC #

6012074

Electronic OCLC #

914235483

Link to Catalog Record

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http://laurel.lso.missouri.edu/record=b1067284~S5

Comments

The financial support for this investigation was provided by the NSF under Grant GA 30876 of the Atmospheric Science Section, and by a stipend from the Cloud Physics Research Center.

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