Special Issue "Microphysics of Precipitation Particles: Raindrops, Hail, and Snow"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 August 2020).
Precipitation, both solid and liquid, plays a central role in the Earth’s water cycle. On the one hand, it is the primary source of life-giving freshwater, and on the other hand, hail storms, freezing rain, severe rainfall and the associated floods, and landslides are among the most hazardous weather phenomena, having harmful economic, societal, and natural impacts. Hence, precipitation prediction, adequate observation, and short-term forecast at regional and global scales under changing climatic conditions are crucially important scientific issues. Nevertheless, the tools used for such approaches, such as numerical weather models, or radar-based remote sensing precipitation facilities, suffer from the still inadequately understood microphysics of precipitation particles.
This Special Issue aims to advance our understanding on the microphysics of single precipitation particles (e.g., hail, graupel, snow, rain, and cloud droplets), as well as the interactions among these hydrometeors. We invite contributors to submit original articles on laboratory and field measurements, numerical simulations, and theoretical studies on precipitation microphysics and aerodynamics. Articles on atmospheric phenomena related to precipitation microphysics (e.g., rainbow and halos) are also welcome.
Dr. Miklós Szakáll
Manuscript Submission Information
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- hail stone
- collision, coalescemce, and breakup