NEW SCIENTIST: A few cold drops falling through a cloud could create a downpour

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    Jonathan Crosier at the University of Manchester, UK, says if this is what happens in real clouds, it may be a rare phenomenon.

    “I’m not convinced it’s an important process in terms of understanding how 99.9 per cent of the droplets in a cloud are formed,” he says. “However, to really know, detailed simulations are needed in a very wide range of scenarios.”

    Period27 Sep 2017

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    • TitleA few cold drops falling through a cloud could create a downpour
      Media name/outletNew Scientist
      Media typeWeb
      Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
      Date27/09/17
      DescriptionJonathan Crosier at the University of Manchester, UK, says if this is what happens in real clouds, it may be a rare phenomenon.

      “I’m not convinced it’s an important process in terms of understanding how 99.9 per cent of the droplets in a cloud are formed,” he says. “However, to really know, detailed simulations are needed in a very wide range of scenarios.”
      URLhttps://www.newscientist.com/article/2148812-a-few-cold-drops-falling-through-a-cloud-could-create-a-downpour/
      PersonsJonathan Crosier

    Keywords

    • weather
    • meteorology
    • atmospheric science