A cloud model simulation of space shuttle exhaust clouds in different atmospheric conditions
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Published by National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Office of Management, Scientific and Technical Information Division, National Technical Information Service, distributor] in [Washington, DC], [Springfield, Va .
Written in English


  • Atmospheric effects.,
  • Cloud dispersal.,
  • Cloud physics.,
  • Exhaust clouds.,
  • Space shuttles.

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StatementC. Chen and J.A. Zak.
SeriesNASA contractor report -- 4223., NASA contractor report -- NASA CR-4223.
ContributionsZak, Joseph Allen., United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Scientific and Technical Information Division.
The Physical Object
Pagination1 v.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17684472M

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