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20—Lancaster Farming, Saturday, July 29.1967
New Method Of
Radiation from the sky may
provide a means for measuring
air pollution in smogbound
Jack Conaway, a University
of California graduate student
working with ARS physicist
C.H.M. van Ravel at the U. S.
Water Conservation Laboratory,
Phoenix, Ariz., invented this
novel monitoring technique
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215 E. Fulton St.
Organic Plant Food
J. B. Zimmerman
Gehman’s Feed Mill
Martin’s Feed Mill
Hollinger’s Farm Market, LJTITZ
Inc. Eby’s Mill, Inc.
P. L. ROHRER & BRO.
the periods covering his expert* provide an instantaneous check
uihii* mnJnMino ments. He found that the varla- of pollution over a large area. If
wf/iJ tions in ozone content and the ozone does affect radiation, as
wiin sou rempeiature. variations in his radiation fig- Conaway theorizes, and if the
Conaway was using an infrar- ures were strikingly similar, effect can be measured by a
ed radiothermometer to mea- Ozone, one of the chief air pol- radiothermometer, po 11 u t ion
sure the amount of sky radia- lutants in many heavily populat- measurement would be faster
tion reflected from the soil sur- ed areas, is formed by the ac- and more effective.
face when he found that the sky tion of sunlight on exhaust Conaway and van Bavel em
radiation measurements chang- fumes. phasize that at this point their
ed drastically from hour to Present methods of measur- conclusions are based on scant
f ld not S * eem ing pollution require taking d »ta.
humid ity 'any oS? readily ? am P les u of t . he „ air^ d a . nalyz ; Besides pollution monitoring,
dSernibie faS * ing 11 ch ? mically : The SlZ * van Bavel suggests one ~ other
aisceimoie zacior. the ai^ ea that can be sampled at possible consequence *of the
On a hunch. Conaway went one time is therefore limited, ozone-radiation relationship:
to the air pollution branch of An infrared beam of the right Weather satellites circling the
the local county health service wavelength, directed at a nearly earth record surface tempera
and looked up the records ofhorizontal slant through the air ture with an instrument similar
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Farmersville Equip. Co.
Gideon L. Fisher
John J. Hoober
M. D. Kern Hardware
Plant Food Store
Kirkwood Feed & Grain
Roy A. Stoltzfus
•zone content in the air during above the earth’s surface, could
J. C. Walker & Sons
Earl Sander, Inc.
John J. Hess II
Lancaster Bone Fertilizer
M. B. Gregg, R#3
J. B. Zimmerman & Son
Weaver’s Farm Equip.
West Willow Farmers
E. D. Kurtz
Lebanon Chemical Co.
to the one used by Conaway. If
ozone at the earth's surface a£*
fects earth-based measure*
ments, it may also affect mea
surements made from space
when satellites pass over pollut
ed population centers.
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