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2009-07-21 06:00:00

Scientists have long sought to explain why raindrops come in such a variety of different sizes, with prevailing wisdom saying the rain begins as tiny micro-droplets that join with nearby droplets as they fall to form even larger drops. However, after filming a single falling raindrop about six millimeters in diameter, French scientists now have an explanation for the wide variety of raindrop sizes. Using ultra-fast video footage, the researchers say the complex interaction between the drops...

2008-01-30 13:45:00

Zhang Qian, head of weather manipulation at the Beijing Meteorological Bureau may have found a way to keep the opening ceremony at August's Olympic Games dry. The attempts to mitigate light rain have been successful thus far. The Bird's Nest Stadium, where the Olympics will be held, has no roof. Because of this, the bureau has been instructed to prevent wet weather on August 8th.  Thus far, Zhang Qian and the bureau have been able to prevent light rain, but she says that it is much more...


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Weather Reference Library
2012-07-17 22:18:38

Evaluating one way of how clouds can form. To understand this method it’s important to understand a few terms. The first one is Cloud Condensation Nuclei. The CCN can consist of anything from dust, dirt, salt anything that is floating in the air. The second thing is moisture. There must be moisture present in the atmosphere to condense on the CCN to form a droplet. Next step to the process is what is known as collision and coalescence. This is the process of many CCN’s running...

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lunula
  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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