FLUCTUATIONS OF THE LARGE-DROPLET COUNT IN STRATIFORM CLOUDS.
AMERICAN METEOROLOGICAL SOCIETY BOSTON MASS
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The relative fluctuations of the number of large droplets in stratiform clouds are examined for a nonturbulent atmosphere. The principal physical parameters of a cloud liquid-water content, thickness, and velocity of ordered air flows are regarded as random correlated quantities distributed according to a normal law. Formulas are obtained that relate the relative fluctuations of the number of large droplets to the relative fluctuations of the principal physical parameters of a cloud. It is shown that this can be used to explain the relatively wide fluctuations of the number of large droplets observed in experiment. Author