Spatial Non-Uniformity of Aerosols at the 15,500 Ft Level
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Longjump III meteorology was reported on previously. This work presents the results of a more detailed analysis of the aerosol data. That data was obtained from aircraft at 15,500 feet over a 100 mile course between mountain peaks. Samples were taken at three minute intervals. In general more haze was associated with the mountain peaks than for the region between them. Extinction fluctuated at shorter intervals (10 miles) along the flight path possibly due to the uplifting action of convection cells, but superimposed on this is noise caused by the short sampling intervals. Visibility was highly nonuniform being dominated by molecular scattering punctuated by regions of lower visibility.