Physical Studies of Santa Barbara Storms

by T.B. Smith,

Serial Information: Journal of the Irrigation and Drainage Division, 1960, Vol. 86, Issue 1, Pg. 21-34

Document Type: Journal Paper


Physical measurements made during Santa Barbara program include radar with PPI and RHI scanning, atmospheric potential gradient, raindrop-size distributions, freezing nuclei concentrations, and assorted wind and temperature measurements; radiosonde measurements of upper air temperature and humidity; qualitative description of natural mechanisms of precipitation formation; network of 45 recording rain gages is available in Santa Barbara County.

Subject Headings: Temperature measurement | Storms | Rainfall | Temperature distribution | Air temperature | Radar | Imaging techniques | Freezing

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