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A numerical study of the effect of cloud nuclei on the initiation of rain from warm clouds
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|Title:||A numerical study of the effect of cloud nuclei on the initiation of rain from warm clouds|
|Keywords:||Cloud physics -- Mathematical models|
|Abstract:||The effects of the cloud nucleus size distribution and number concentration on rain initiation from shallow maritime warm clouds are examined in a one-dimensional, time-dependent cylindrical cloud model. Calculations include nucleation, condensation on both nuclei and drops, collection of drops and scavenging of nucleus-size particles to drops. It was found that nuclei of mass about 10^-15 g are most efficient for warm rain development and the number concentration normally observed near Hawaii is the optimum concentration for maximum rainfall.|
Theses (Ph. D.)--University of Hawaii at Manoa, 1978.
Bibliography: leaves 85-89.
viii, 89 leaves ill
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|Appears in Collections:||Ph.D. - Meteorology|