• From Heavens to Earth: A Biography of Cumulus Clouds

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      Cumulus clouds, cloud droplet growth, turbulence, condensation, evaporation, collision-andcoalescence, rain formation.

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      In this article, I discuss the life cycle of cumulus clouds. Theevents of birth, growth and demise of clouds are discussedin terms of microphysical processes that underlie them. Myhope is that the next time you raise your eyes to the sky andsee a cloud, it will present itself to your mind’s eye as morethan a ‘white fluffy thing’.

    • Author Affiliations

       

      Deepak Govind Madival1

      1. Engineering Mechanics Unit JNCASR Bangalore-64, India.
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  • Resonance – Journal of Science Education | News

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