By Zev Levin, William R. Cotton
This booklet studies present wisdom at the courting among aerosols and precipitation attaining the Earth's floor. It incorporates a checklist of techniques which could aid to farther boost wisdom during this area.
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On the other hand, measurements of ice particle concentrations in wave clouds where only ‘‘initial’’ ice particles are likely (Cooper and Vali 1981), showed ice particle concentrations increasing with decreasing temperature. Fig. ACE (blue triples) and CFDE (open red circles) and from the earlier studies (black lines). Ice particles concentrations averaged over 28C intervals for all projects is shown with a blue line. (1996) observations and the thin solid line (8) for Meyers et al. (1992). From Gultepe et al.
The enormous increases in size required to transform cloud droplets into raindrops is illustrated by the scaled diagram shown in Fig. 8. For a cloud droplet 10 mm in radius to grow to a raindrop 1 mm in radius requires an increases in volume of one millionfold! However, only about one droplet in a million (about 1 LÀ1) in a cloud has to grow by this amount for the cloud to rain. The mechanism responsible for the selective growth of a few droplets into raindrops in warm clouds is discussed in Sect.
In subsequent chapters we discuss in some detail the formation mechanisms of clouds and precipitation (Chapter 2), the sources and cloud relevant physical/chemical characteristics of atmospheric aerosols (Chapter 3), their global distribution and presence in various regions (Chapter 4), ground-based, airborne and satellite techniques for observing the effects of aerosols on clouds and precipitation (Chapter 5), the observed and model simulations of the effects of aerosols on clouds and precipitation (Chapters 6 and 7) and lessons learned about inadvertent aerosol effects on clouds and precipitation from many decades of attempts to modify clouds and precipitation by cloud seeding (Chapter 8).
Aerosol Pollution Impact on Precipitation A Scientific Review by Zev Levin, William R. Cotton