drop-size distribution

drop-size distribution

[′dräp ‚sīz ‚dis·trə′byü·shən]
(meteorology)
The frequency distribution of drop sizes (diameters, volumes) that is characteristic of a given cloud or rainfall.
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Using a drop-size distribution commonly used in radar measurements, they calculate that 5-mm raindrops are destroyed once every 42 seconds.