Cloud Droplet Coalescence: Statistical Foundations and a One-Dimensional Sedimentation Model1

@inproceedings{Warshaw1967CloudDC,
  title={Cloud Droplet Coalescence: Statistical Foundations and a One-Dimensional Sedimentation Model1},
  author={Michael Warshaw},
  year={1967}
}
Abstract A derivation of the coalescence equation is given, stressing the statistical nature of the model and the questionable assumptions that are necessary to ensure its validity. It is concluded that the equation is probably adequate for real clouds, but inadequate when applied to small-volume coalescence experiments in the laboratory. The equation is then extended to include a sedimentation term and results are presented for droplet coalescence up to a radius of 50 μ. Significant numbers of… CONTINUE READING