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Title

Measurements of cloud condensation nuclei in the stratosphere around the plume of Mount St. Helens
Document Type: Journal Article
Author(s): C. F. Rogers; J. G. Hudson; W. C. Kocmond
Publication Year: 1981

Cataloging Information

Keyword(s):
  • aerosols
  • air quality
  • Montana
  • sampling
  • volcanoes
  • Washington
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Record Last Modified: June 1, 2018
FRAMES Record Number: 38521
Tall Timbers Record Number: 13127
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Call Number: Fire File DDW
TTRS Abstract Status: Okay, Fair use, Reproduced by permission

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Description

Measurements of cloud condensation nuclei were made from small samples of stratospheric air taken from a U-2 aircraft at altitudes ranging from 13 to 19 kilometers. The measured concentrations of nuclei both in and outside the plume from the May and June 1980 eruptions of Mount St. Helens were higher than expected, ranging from about 100 to about 1000 per cubic centimeter active at 1 percent supersaturation.

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Citation:
Rogers, C. F., J. G. Hudson, and W. C. Kocmond. 1981. Measurements of cloud condensation nuclei in the stratosphere around the plume of Mount St. Helens. Science, v. 211, no. 4484, p. 824-825.