A Possible Role of Ice-Forming Nuclei in Rain Formation

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  • 1 National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, Colo.
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Abstract

Population of cloud droplets in a cloud may be decreased under some circumstances by their removal (along with other particles) by an ice crystal growing on an ice-forming nucleus. Further condensation of water vapor should take place on remaining cloud droplets, which should consequently grow to larger sizes.

Abstract

Population of cloud droplets in a cloud may be decreased under some circumstances by their removal (along with other particles) by an ice crystal growing on an ice-forming nucleus. Further condensation of water vapor should take place on remaining cloud droplets, which should consequently grow to larger sizes.

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