Drizzle Suppression in Ship Tracks.

@article{Ferek2000DrizzleSI,
  title={Drizzle Suppression in Ship Tracks.},
  author={Ronald J. Ferek and Timothy J. Garrett and Peter V. Hobbs and Scott R. Strader and D. W. Johnson and Jonathan P. Taylor and Kurt E. Nielsen and Andrew S. Ackerman and Yefim L. Kogan and Qingfu Liu and Bruce. A. Albrecht and David Malcolm Babb},
  journal={Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences},
  year={2000},
  volume={57},
  pages={2707-2728}
}
Abstract Although drizzle was a relatively infrequent occurrence during the Monterey Area Ship Track study, diverse measurements from several sources produced data signals consistent with a reduction in drizzle drops in stratus clouds affected by ship effluents. Concurrent increases in liquid water in the cloud droplet size range, due to redistribution from the drizzle mode, were not always observed, possibly because of the relatively small and often negligible amounts of water in the drizzle… 

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  • 2000
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