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The production of warm rain in shallow maritime cumulus clouds
Description: It is difficult in a field experiment to measure the concentrations of aerosols and the time evolution of the droplet size distribution or reflectivity in individual clouds. The Rain in Cumulus Over the Ocean (RICO) field experiment overcame some of these difficulties due to the abundance of clouds and the statistical sampling strategy at all significant altitudes. This article presents the results of the rate of increase in the radar reflectivity in a couple of cases. [Source: Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society]
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Source: Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society
Publish Date: 3/29/2013
Reading Level: Expert
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