precipitation physics

precipitation physics

[prə‚sip·ə′tā·shən ‚fiz·iks]
(meteorology)
The study of the formation and precipitation of liquid and solid hydrometeors from clouds; a branch of cloud physics and of physical meteorology.
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Kessler authored or coauthored approximately 250 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters on radar meteorology, aviation weather, precipitation physics, climatology, alternative energy, foreign trade, agriculture, the environment, and politics.
This is a cloud and precipitation physics option applied to coarse WRF domains (36 km and 12 km).
The precipitation physics perspective of this article furthermore needs to be integrated into a comprehensive understanding involving the surrounding and interacting environment.
Although there have been a number of studies of synoptic and mesoscale weather patterns, climatology, and trends associated with winter precipitation types, there continues to be a need to examine them from a precipitation physics perspective.