Cloud Physics Research - Current Topics
Currently pages exist describing the following topics:
Cloud chamber studies of light scattering by ice crystals.
Clouc chamber studies of ice crystal formation by heterogeneous nucleation.
Cloud chamber studies to quantify ice crystal aggregation as a function of cloud temperature.
Chamber studies to test theoretical predictions of ice crystal fall speed. This is important in determining the radiative effects of such cyrstals.
Additional pages describing the following topics will be added soon:
Electrification of thunderstorms and how this will be affected by changes in cloud properties resulting from global warming.
The onset of glaciation in convective systems
Initiation of convective storms and the prediction of when and where they will occur especially over complex terrain
The effect of aerosol on tropical convective storms
The effect of anthropogenic pollution on marine stratocumulus cloud
Aerosol – cloud interaction in cirrus clouds
Heterogeneous ice nucleation – which aerosol act as ice nuclei
Ice nucleating properties of soot and desert dust
Interaction of pollution with ice and mixed phase clouds
Radiative properties of warm polluted continental clouds