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The boiling point of stratospheric aerosols.A photoelectric particle counter was used for the measurement of aerosol boiling points. The operational principle involves raising the temperature of the aerosol by vigorously heating a portion of the intake tube. At or above the boiling point, the particles disintegrate rather quickly, and a noticeable effect on the size distribution and concentration is observed. Stratospheric aerosols appear to have the same volatility as a solution of 75% sulfuric acid. Chemical analysis of the aerosols indicates that there are other substances present, but that the sulfate radical is apparently the major constituent.
Document ID
19720027167
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Authors
Rosen, J. M. (Wyoming, University Laramie, Wyo., United States)
Date Acquired
August 6, 2013
Publication Date
October 1, 1971
Publication Information
Publication: Journal of Applied Meteorology
Volume: 10
Subject Category
GEOPHYSICS
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NGR-51-000-019
CONTRACT_GRANT: N00014-67-A-0113-004
Distribution Limits
Public
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