The UMR Cloud Simulation Facility is described. The facility is designed to provide a controlled environment simulating the conditions of natural atmospheric processes. It consists of two cooled-wall expansion cloud chambers and peripheral instrumentation for generation and characterization of aerosols used for cloud formation studies. Results of initial studies of the growth of warm cloud droplets and inferred measurements of the condensation coefficient are described.
D. R. White and J. L. Kassner and J. C. Carstens and D. E. Hagen and J. L. Schmitt and D. J. Alofs and A. R. Hopkins and M. B. Trueblood and M. W. Alcorn and W. L. Walker, "Measurement of the Condensation Coefficient of Water in the UMR Simulation Chamber," Transactions, Missouri Academy of Science, vol. 21, pp. 23 - 36, Missouri Academy of Science, Jan 1987.
Missouri Academy of Science 1987 Annual Meeting (1987: Apr. 24-25, Jefferson City, MO)
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Keywords and Phrases
Cloud Chamber; Cloud Simulation; Condensation; Droplet Growth
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This work has been supported largely, by the Office of Naval Research (ONR N00014-75-C-0182; ONRN00014-75-C-0413; ONRN00014-75-C-1152), Air Force Office of Scientific Research (Tri-service funded by ONR, AFOSR, and ARO: AFOSR F49620-80-C-0090; AFOSR 850071), Army Research Office (DAAK 70-C-0241), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA NAS8-34603; NASA NAS832976; NASA NAS8 31849), and the National Science Foundation (NSFATM 79 19480).
Graduate Center for Cloud Physics Research