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Colloidal meteorological processes in the formation of precipitation

Findeisen, Walter; Volken, Esther; Giesche, Alena M.; Brönnimann, Stefan

Meteorologische Zeitschrift Vol. 24 No. 4 (2015), p. 443 - 454

published: Jul 21, 2015
published online: Apr 13, 2015

DOI: 10.1127/metz/2015/0675

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Abstract

This paper is the edited translation of the paper by Walter Findeisen “Die kolloidmeteorologischen Vorgänge bei der Niederschlagsbildung” (Colloidal meteorological processes in the formation of precipitation) that was published 1938 in the Meteorologische Zeitschrift 55, 121–133.Abstract [Original, translated abstract]The microphysical processes of rain formation are discussed based on new insights. All fundamental phenomena of rain formation are explained. Important new insights arise concerning practical meteorology.

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Findeisen-Bergeron processcloud microphysicsprecipitation formation