Accession Number : AD0671350

Title :   STUDIES ON THE MICROPHYSICAL MECHANISM OF PRECIPITATION FROM WARM CLOUDS,

Corporate Author : EMMANUEL COLL BOSTON MASS ORIENTAL SCIENCE LIBRARY

Personal Author(s) : Zhou,Xiu-ji

Report Date : MAY 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 162

Abstract : The characteristics of the growth of cloud drops as a stochastic process is described in the first chapter which is followed by a discussion of the theories of cloud-drop growth. The influence of fluctuations in fields of humidity, cloud-drop concentration, turbulence, and vertical motions and the effect of electric charge on growth by coalescence are considered in order to formulate a general statistical theory to account for precipitation from warm clouds. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ATMOSPHERIC PRECIPITATION, *CLOUDS), ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES, HUMIDITY, CONDENSATION, MICROMETEOROLOGY, TURBULENCE, MOTION, DISTRIBUTION FUNCTIONS, STOCHASTIC PROCESSES, DROPS, CHINA

Subject Categories : Meteorology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE