breaking-drop theory

breaking-drop theory

[¦brāk·iŋ ¦dräp ‚thē·ə·rē]
(geophysics)
A theory of thunderstorm charge separation based upon the suggested occurrence of the Lenard effect in thunderclouds, that is, the separation of electric charge due to the breakup of water drops.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.