Abstract

A systematic series of condensation coefficient measurements of water have been made using the University of Missouri-Rolla cooled-wall expansion chamber which simulates the thermodynamics of cloud. This coefficient is seen to decrease from a value near unity, at the outset of simulation, to a value in the neighborhood of 0.01 toward the end of a simulation. Final values of this coefficient are sufficiently low as to contribute significantly to the broadening of the drop-size distribution in cloud.

Department(s)

Physics

Second Department

Chemistry

Third Department

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Keywords and Phrases

Cloud Simulation Chamber; Condensation Coefficient; Water

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

0022-4928

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Final Version

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 1989 American Meteorological Society, All rights reserved.

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