Toward the Theory of Stochastic Condensation in Clouds . Part I : A General Kinetic Equation

@inproceedings{KHVOROSTYANOV1999TowardTT,
  title={Toward the Theory of Stochastic Condensation in Clouds . Part I : A General Kinetic Equation},
  author={VITALY I. KHVOROSTYANOV and Judith A. Curry},
  year={1999}
}
In order to understand the mechanisms of formation of broad size spectra of cloud droplets and to develop a basis for the parameterization of cloud microphysical and optical properties, the authors derive a general kinetic equation of stochastic condensation that is applicable for various relationships between the supersaturation relaxation time t f and the timescale of turbulence t L. Supersaturation is considered as a nonconservative variable, and thus additional covariances and a turbulent… CONTINUE READING
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