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Title Details:
Cloud Physics
Other Titles: Microphysics of cloud formation
Authors: Haldoupis, Christos
Reviewer: Christakis, Nikolaos
Subject: NATURAL SCIENCES AND AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES > EARTH SCIENCES
NATURAL SCIENCES AND AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES > EARTH SCIENCES > METEOROLOGY
Keywords:
Amospheric Physics
Solar And Terrestrial Radiation
Atmospheric Electricity
Atmospheric Thermodynamics
Cloud Physics
Atmospheric Dynamics
Ionospheric Physics
Description:
Abstract:
This chapter starts with a description of the main cloud types, followed by a presentation of the characteristics of atmospheric aerosols and their importance in cloud formation. The main part of this chapter deals with the physical mechanisms of cloud formation and cloud droplet growth by using basic laws to arrive at analytical expressions. This chapter deals also with the basic mechanisms of precipitation.
Table of Contents:
Chapter 4. Physics of Clouds (26 pages)

4.1. The clouds
4.1.1. Types of clouds
4.1.2. Cloud formation mechanisms
4.2 Atmospheric Aerosols
4.3 Vapor Condensation in the Atmosphere
4.3.1. Homogeneous condensation
4.3.2. Heterogeneous condensation
4.4. Growth of Cloud Droplets
4.4.1. Growth of cloud droplets through condensation
4.4.2. Growth of cloud droplets through collisions and coalescence
4.4.3. Growth of cloud droplets during updrafts
4.5. Mechanisms of Rain and Snow
4.5.1. Mechanism of warm rain Bowman–Ludlam
4.5.2. Mechanism of Bergeron-Findeisen
Chapter 4. Problems
Chapter 4. Bibliography
Technical Editors: Gkikopoulos, Nikolaos
Type: Chapter
Creation Date: 2015
Item Details:
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/gr
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/11419/3277
Bibliographic Reference: Haldoupis, C. (2015). Cloud Physics [Chapter]. In Haldoupis, C. 2015. Introduction to Atmospheric Physics [Undergraduate textbook]. Kallipos, Open Academic Editions. https://hdl.handle.net/11419/3277
Language: Greek
Is Part of: Introduction to Atmospheric Physics
Publication Origin: Kallipos, Open Academic Editions