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Microstructure of Atmospheric Clouds and Precipitation

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Before discussing the microphysical mechanisms of cloud particle formation, we shall give a brief description of the main microstructural features of clouds. Here we will be concerned primarily with the sizes, number concentrations, and geometry of the particles comprising the visible cloud.

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  • Number Concentration
  • Drop Size
  • Liquid Water Content
  • Drop Size Distribution
  • Cumulus Cloud

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Pruppacher, H., Klett, J. (2010). Microstructure of Atmospheric Clouds and Precipitation. In: Microphysics of Clouds and Precipitation. Atmospheric and Oceanographic Sciences Library, vol 18. Springer, Dordrecht. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-306-48100-0_2

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