Articles | Volume 17, issue 11
Research article
13 Jun 2017
Research article |  | 13 Jun 2017

The impact of fluctuations and correlations in droplet growth by collision–coalescence revisited – Part 1: Numerical calculation of post-gel droplet size distribution

Lester Alfonso and Graciela B. Raga


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ED: Publish as is (19 Apr 2017) by Graham Feingold
Short summary
The main hypothesis of this work is that the discrepancy between the observations and the theoretical models of precipitation formation in warm clouds could be explained by the formation of embryo droplets in the context of a sol–gel transition. By using novel numerical techniques, our calculations show that after the formation of the raindrop embryo, the droplet mass distribution strongly differs from the results obtained by using the traditional approaches.
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