The Effects of Fluctuations in Liquid Water Content on the Evolution of Large Drops by Coalescence

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  • 1 Division of Cloud Physics, CSIRO, Sydney, Australia
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Abstract

Because of the nonlinearity of the coagulation equation the evolution of large drops by coalescence is likely to be very sensitive to liquid water content. This implies that a cloud containing pockets of high liquid water content can produce rain much more quickly than an identical cloud in which the liquid water content is uniform.

Abstract

Because of the nonlinearity of the coagulation equation the evolution of large drops by coalescence is likely to be very sensitive to liquid water content. This implies that a cloud containing pockets of high liquid water content can produce rain much more quickly than an identical cloud in which the liquid water content is uniform.

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