Radioactive Tracers in Hydrometeorology

by L. Machta, U. S. Weather Bur., Washington, D. C.,

Serial Information: Journal of the Hydraulics Division, 1960, Vol. 86, Issue 4, Pg. 49-60

Document Type: Journal Paper


Atmospheric motion is studied with aid of radioactive tracers; they can be used to track path of masses of water in atmosphere; most promising tracer seems to be tritium but large number of sources of tritium complicates its application to hydrological problems.

Subject Headings: Probe instruments | Hydrometeorology | Motion (dynamics) | Water management | Hydrology

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