cloud physics


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cloud physics

[′klau̇d ‚fiz·iks]
(meteorology)
The study of the physical and dynamical processes governing the structure and development of clouds and the release from them of snow, rain, and hail.
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He conducted dozens of major research projects, funded mostly by the National Science Foundation (NSF), and taught cloud physics and atmospheric physics to graduate students.
The CP in its title stands for cloud physics, and the facility has been used in collaborative hydrological and meteorological research within Australia to inform advances in science, and drive ongoing improvement in the weather forecasting and warning services delivered by the Bureau.
Roughly the first two-thirds of the book covers the known science, beginning with basic thermodynamics of gases and extending to cloud physics, atmospheric chemistry, atmospheric aerosols, atmospheric-oceanic circulation and coupling, fluid dynamics, radiation absorption, emission, and scattering, the solar radiation spectrum, and thermal radiation transfer.
Together, we can advance the global scientific understanding of rainfall enhancement, cloud physics and dynamics, cloud-cloud interactions, cloud systems, and other related topics.
In 1961 Mason was appointed the world's first professor of cloud physics at Imperial College London.
Microbiology and atmospheric processes: the role of biological particles in cloud physics, Biogeosciences, 4, 1059-1071.
Solar radiations are generally scattered and absorbed by aerosols causing direct radiative forcing which warms up the planet and indirect forcing through their important role in cloud physics causing planet to cool down.
This Global Hawk will carry a laser system called the Cloud Physics Lidar (CPL), the Scanning High-resolution Interferometer Sounder (S-HIS), and the Advanced Vertical Atmospheric Profiling System (AVAPS).
Written for students, researchers, and atmospheric physicists, this reprint from 1971 gives an account of cloud physics and the experimental and theoretical research on the microphysical processes of nucleation, condensation, droplet growth, initiation and growth of snow crystals, the radar detection of precipitation elements, the various processes of cloud electrification, and the mechanisms of precipitation release.
Some investigators of cloud physics, such as Lamb, suspend developing flakes in their labs by means of air currents or electrostatic forces.
Woodcock published more than eighty scientific papers in esteemed journals such as Science, Nature, the Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, and Tellus on a diverse range of subjects: marine biology, chemistry, geophysics, physical oceanography, ocean engineering, and in particular meteorology, especially cloud physics.
Of course, whether they actually form in a Martian cloud depends on subtleties of thermodynamics and cloud physics - only observations will tell us for sure