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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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Together, we can advance the global scientific understanding of rainfall enhancement, cloud physics and dynamics, cloud-cloud interactions, cloud systems, and other related topics.
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.
His teaching expertise includes the fields of atmospheric radiative transfer, cloud physics, atmospheric dynamics, and synoptic meteorology, and he is actively involved in numerous research projects focusing on airborne measurements and impacts of atmospheric clouds and their radiative properties.
The instruments to be mounted in the Global Hawk aircraft that will examine the environment of the storms include the scanning High-resolution Interferometer Sounder (S-HIS), the Advanced Vertical Atmospheric Profiling System (AVAPS) also known as dropsondes, and the Cloud Physics Lidar (CPL).
NCAR and university scientists work together on research topics in atmospheric chemistry, climate, cloud physics and storms and weather hazards to aviation.
Appropriate for chemical and environmental engineers, this graduate textbook explains the chemistry of the stratosphere and troposphere, the dynamics of aerosols particles and populations, cloud physics, atmospheric diffusion, and atmospheric chemical transport models.
The atmospheric physicist from Tel Aviv University in Israel had been invited to give a series of guest lectures on cloud physics and to meet with meteorological researchers to discuss cloud seeding.
Scientist and researchers from the University of Colorado at Boulder, the University of Colorado at Denver and the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) will work together on research topics in biotech life sciences and earth sciences such as atmospheric chemistry, climate, cloud physics and storms, weather hazards to aviation, and interactions between the sun and Earth.
What's more, Livingston, a former naval physicist who holds a Master's degree in cloud physics and who is possibly the world's leading authority on weather modification and cloud seeding, stated that reducing a Category 4 storm would not be extremely difficult -- a theory Cordani has held for years.