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The Physics of Rainclouds

By: NH (Lord) Fletcher

Cambridge University Press

Paperback | Apr 2011 | #186803 | ISBN-13: 9780521154796
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This book was first published in 1962, at a time when the meteorological study of cloud physics was gaining increasing prominence, largely due to numerous technological advances. Within this volume, the author introduces the less expert reader to these impressive developments in the study of cloud physics, whilst also constructing an indispensable collection of references for those with a more concentrated interest in the field.


Preface; 1. The dynamics of clouds; 2. The microphysics of clouds; 3. The condensation of water-vapour; 4. Condensation nuclei in the atmosphere; 5. The microstructure of non-freezing clouds; 6. Theory of the development of non-freezing clouds; 7. Rain from non-freezing clouds; 8. Nucleation of the ice-phase; 9. Ice-forming nuclei in the atmosphere; 10. The growth of ice-crystals; 11. Rain from sub-freezing clouds; 12. Artificial modifications of clouds; 13. Production and properties of silver iodide nuclei; 14. Large-scale rain-making experiments; Appendix; References and author index; Supplementary references; Subject index.

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