Masters Theses

Abstract

"The design and development of a new type of cloud condensation nuclei counter was undertaken to provide a new laboratory and field instrument that operates on a different theoretical basis than the thermal diffusion chamber now being used by meteorologists and other scientists. In the new instrument the test aerosol is pumped through a tube where it is first humidified and then cooled at constant pressure to create a supersaturation, causing water vapor to condense upon the nuclei in the aerosol sample. The concentration of cloud condensation nuclei is then determined by counting the water drops. The control of temperature within the instrument is a critical factor, and the actual temperature control achieved was accurate enough to produce supersaturations as low as 0.5%. However, no activated nuclei were observed, and several reasons are advanced for that failure. Two proposals are made to overcome the deficiencies encountered in the present instrument"--Abstract, page ii.

Advisor(s)

Alofs, Darryl J.

Committee Member(s)

Oetting, R. B.
Stampfer, J. F.

Department(s)

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Mechanical Engineering

Sponsor(s)

University of Missouri. Space Sciences Research Center
National Science Foundation (U.S.)

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

1972

Pagination

vii, 44 pages

Rights

© 1972 Donald Arthur Hess, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Atmospheric nucleation -- Measurement -- Instruments
Condensation (Meteorology)

Thesis Number

T 2706

Print OCLC #

6032325

Electronic OCLC #

883323367

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