Accession Number:

AD0688219

Title:

PRECIPITATION PRODUCED BY GRAVITATIONAL COALESCENCE IN SHALLOW WARM CLOUDS UNDER FLUCTUATING CONDITIONS,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

EMMANUEL COLL BOSTON MASS ORIENTAL SCIENCE RESEARCH LIBRARY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1969-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

19.0

Abstract:

An evaluation of the droplet growth by gravitational coalescence is made by taking into consideration the effect of the eddy fluctuations in the vertical currents. It is found that under the influence of the fluctuating upcurrents, cloud droplets may grow to larger drops of different sizes ranging from minute precipitating elements to raindrops. A more reasonable explanation of the formation of rain in shallow warm clouds is then suggested. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE