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Large Deviation Analysis of Rapid Onset of Rain Showers

Wilkinson, Michael (2016). Large Deviation Analysis of Rapid Onset of Rain Showers. Physical Review Letters, 116(1), article no. 018501.

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Rainfall from ice-free cumulus clouds requires collisions of large numbers of microscopic droplets to create every raindrop. The onset of rain showers can be surprisingly rapid, much faster than the mean time required for a single collision. Large-deviation theory is used to explain this observation.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2016 American Physical Society
ISSN: 1079-7114
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
GrantNSF PHY11-25915National Science Foundation
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Mathematics and Statistics
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Item ID: 45269
Depositing User: Michael Wilkinson
Date Deposited: 05 Feb 2016 15:45
Last Modified: 25 May 2019 22:07
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