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Clouds, Rain and Rainmaking - B. J. Mason

Clouds, Rain and Rainmaking

Paperback Published: 25th November 2010
ISBN: 9780521157407
Number Of Pages: 198

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Cloud physics, which is the scientific study of the formation and constitution of clouds and the development inside them of snow, rain, hail and lightning, has become established as a distinct branch of atmospheric physics only since the Second World War. It comprises the exploration of clouds with aircraft and radar and laboratory studies on the basic physics of the many processes involved. In this 1975 text, Dr Mason has revised and updated his popular account of cloud-related meteorological phenomena. Descriptions of simple experiments, suitable for use either in class or at home, are included to illustrate what happens in the clouds above. The book is illustrated with many beautiful photographs.

Preface to the second edition
Abridged preface to first edition
Cloud forms and features
The nuclei of cloudy condensation
The growth of cloud droplets
The germination and growth of snow crystals
Snow, rain and hail
Rainmaking experiments
The electrification of thunderclouds
Appendix
Index
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ISBN: 9780521157407
ISBN-10: 0521157404
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 198
Published: 25th November 2010
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.14
Weight (kg): 0.26
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised

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