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Volume 17, issue 11
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 6895–6905, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-6895-2017
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Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 6895–6905, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-6895-2017
© Author(s) 2017. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

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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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.
The main hypothesis of this work is that the discrepancy between the observations and the...
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