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

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Release date: 27/9/2017

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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.”

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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