Environmental Impact of Aerosol Emissions
The environmental effects associated with the injection of an aerosol into the atmosphere depend strongly on the aerosol's evolution, i.e., its duration aloft and the details of its state there. This in turn depends on the aerosol's cloud microphysical properties, e.g., its proclivity for condensation and ice nucleation, its radiative cross section, etc., and this has been the long term focus of our laboratory. Here we show several examples of the application of our cloud microphysics instrumentation towards aerosol injection problems associated with various technological activities: Nuclear winter (scavenging), high speed civil transport aircraft (heterogeneous chemistry), and military aircraft paint stripping (particle characterization and removal). In particular, we describe a mobile aerosol sampler that is suitable for ground based or airborne aerosol measurements. It was flown last November onboard the National Center for Atmospheric Research's Sabrellner research aircraft for cirrus cloud aerosol sampling.
D. E. Hagen et al., "Environmental Impact of Aerosol Emissions," Transactions of the Missouri Academy of Science, vol. 25, p. 125, Apr 1991.
Missouri Academy of Science 1991 meeting (1991: Apr. 19-20, Fulton, MO)
Article - Conference proceedings
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20 Apr 1991