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Some results of a trade cumulus cloud investigation

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dc.contributor.author Malkus, Joanne Starr
dc.coverage.spatial Caribbean Sea
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-08T19:19:14Z
dc.date.available 2012-10-08T19:19:14Z
dc.date.issued 1953-05
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1912/5412
dc.description Originally issued as Reference No. 53-30, series later renamed WHOI- en_US
dc.description.abstract Cross sections through two trade cumulus clouds are presented, showing the temperatures, turbulence, and water vapor content of the clouds and their nearby environment, the cloud slope, and the external wind profile. The two clouds were studied over the Caribbean Sea on the same afternoon in June, 1952, and were in widely differing phases of their life cycles. The measurements were made from a slow-flying aircraft equipped with sensing instruments and whose behavior as a meteorological tool had been previously studied. Numerous calculations are made from the cross sections, including total and dynamic entrainment, drafts, slopes, and liquid water content. These are, where possible, checked against the corresponding observations. In addition to testing previously evolved theoretical models, and the usefulness of the steady-state hypothesis, the data provide some evidence concerning the formation and growth of larger trade cumulus clouds from several smaller ones and by successive stages. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Office of Naval Research Under Contract N6onr-27702 (NR-082-021) en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Office of Naval Research Under Contract N6onr-27702 (NR-082-021)
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries WHOI Technical Reports en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries WHOI-53-30 en_US
dc.subject Clouds en_US
dc.subject Cumulus en_US
dc.title Some results of a trade cumulus cloud investigation en_US
dc.type Technical Report en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.1575/1912/5412


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