Ice Crystal Concentration in Cumulus Clouds: Influence of the Drop Spectrum

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Science  15 Nov 1974:
Vol. 186, Issue 4164, pp. 632-634
DOI: 10.1126/science.186.4164.632


Secondary ice crystals are thrown off when supercooled cloud drops are captured and freeze on a moving target in a cloud at —5°C. The rate of production of these ice crystals is proportional to the rate of accretion of drops of the diameter ≥24 micrometers.

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