Skip to main content HomeOrientationSyllabusLessonsANGELRESOURCESINSTRUCTOR INFORMATIONLibrary ResourcesGetting HelpLogin 5.1 Do you recognize these clouds, drops, and snowflakes? Clouds have fascinated people for millennia, but it wasn’t until 1802 that Luke Howard first classified clouds with the terms that are us
Home History of Cloud Physics Formation and Development Precipitation Lightning Bibliography Cloud Formation and Development What exactly are clouds? A common answer from many lay people is that clouds made up of concentrations of water vapor floating in the air. Although this answer is understandable from an intuitiv
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Cloud physics is the study of the physical processes that lead to the formation, growth and precipitation of atmospheric clouds. Cloud s consist of microscopic droplets of liquid water (warm clouds), tiny crystals of ice (cold clouds), or both (mixed phase clouds). Cloud droplets initially form by the condensation of w
CLOUD PHYSICS - Collision/Coalescence; The Bergeron Process CLOUD PHYSICS Collision/Coalescence; The Bergeron Process THE BERGERON PROCESS In order for cloud droplets, which are very small, to become rain drops, they have to increase in size almost a million times. Indeed, for even a cloud droplet t...