Terminal Velocity of Raindrops Aloft

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  • 1 Institute of Atmospheric Physics, The University of Arizona, Tucson
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Abstract

The inadequacy of previous calculations of terminal velocities at other than sea level conditions is discussed. Attention is called to actual measurements of terminal velocities at different air densities, and empirical formulae are presented which fit the data very closely.

Abstract

The inadequacy of previous calculations of terminal velocities at other than sea level conditions is discussed. Attention is called to actual measurements of terminal velocities at different air densities, and empirical formulae are presented which fit the data very closely.

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