drizzle drop

drizzle drop

[′driz·əl ‚dräp]
(meteorology)
A drop of water of diameter 0.2 to 0.5 millimeter falling through the atmosphere; however, all water drops of diameter greater than 0.2 millimeter are frequently termed raindrops, as opposed to cloud drops.
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You have to have a kind of drizzle drop, which happens in very intense showers where there is lots of mist.
Observational constraints on these bulk rates can be derived from in situ observations of the drop size distribution, but constraints from Doppler radar in conjunction with passive shortwave and microwave measurements can help constrain the rates of conversion of cloud droplets to drizzle drops and determine the sensitivity of bulk microphysical parameterizations to cloud droplet and aerosol concentration.
Drizzle drops are typically 200 to 500 microns in diameter with freezing rain consisting of drops 1,000 to 3,000 microns in diameter or about one to three millimeters.