Microstructure of Atmospheric Clouds and Precipitation

Part of the Atmospheric and Oceanographic Sciences Library book series (ATSL, volume 18)


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.


Number Concentration Drop Size Liquid Water Content Drop Size Distribution Cumulus Cloud 
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© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut für Physik der AtmosphäreUniversität MainzMainzGermany
  2. 2.Las CrucesUSA

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