News tagged with rain clouds

NASA solves a drizzle riddle

A new NASA study shows that updrafts are more important than previously understood in determining what makes clouds produce drizzle instead of full-sized raindrops, overturning a common assumption.

dateJul 26, 2017 in Earth Sciences
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The science of cloud seeding

Experiments to seed clouds and coax them to produce more rain started 70 years ago. Early practitioners claimed a 10 percent boost in precipitation, but their studies lacked statistical rigor. The science of rainmaking has ...

dateJun 01, 2016 in Environment
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