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    • Keywords

       

      Clouds, rain, entrainment, climate models, supersaturation, caustic region, droplet growth bottleneck.

    • Abstract

       

      We begin by outlining the life cycle of a tall cloud, and thenbriefly discuss cloud systems. We choose one aspect of thislife cycle, namely, the rapid growth of water droplets in ice freeclouds, to then discuss in greater detail. Taking a singlevortex to be a building block of turbulence, we demonstrateone mechanism by which we believe droplets grow rapidly.

    • Author Affiliations

       

      Rama Govindarajan1 S Ravichandran2

      1. TIFR-ICTS Bangalore 560 089 India. Email: rama@icts.res.in
      2. TIFR-TCIS Hyderabad 500 075 India.
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