Drizzle in Stratiform Boundary Layer Clouds . Part I : Vertical and Horizontal Structure

  title={Drizzle in Stratiform Boundary Layer Clouds . Part I : Vertical and Horizontal Structure},
  author={Robert Wood},
Detailed observations of stratiform boundary layer clouds on 12 days are examined with specific reference to drizzle formation processes. The clouds differ considerably in mean thickness, liquid water path (LWP), and droplet concentration. Cloud-base precipitation rates differ by a factor of 20 between cases. The lowest precipitation rate is found in the case with the highest droplet concentration even though this case had by far the highest LWP, suggesting that drizzle can be severely… CONTINUE READING
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