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Atmospheric ice debris play the most important roles in cloud and typhoon dynamics, atmospheric chemistry, climatological strategies, and different atmospheric methods. Ice Microdynamics introduces the trouble-free physics and dynamics of atmospheric ice debris in clouds; next sections clarify their formation from water vapor, why ice crystal form and focus in cirrus clouds effect the heating of air, and describe how ice crystals cleanse the ambience via scavenging aerosol particles.Pao Wang's lucid writing sort will entice atmospheric scientists, climatologists, and meteorologists with an curiosity in figuring out the function of ice debris within the surroundings of our planet.

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38) 2. 39) is given in Appendix A. , the volume does depend on X. 40) There are two approache s in this integration: a series representatio n or an exact solution. The former has the benefit of faster calculation with relatively small error; but the latter is more elegant in the expression . The details of the calculation are given in Appendix B. 42) (b) When A = oo, (c) When 1 < A < oo, V . 44) 38 PAO K. WANG Since A > 1, the largest error that can occur in using Eq. 43) is when A = 1. But even in this case, the volume calculated from Eq.

They can also be thought of as conical particles. Conical graupel and hailstones can be approximate d by spherical sectors or the combination of aflat-basedcone and a sphericalcap, as has been done by Jayaweer a and Mason (1965) and List and Schemenaue r (1971). For example, these approximations all consist of two surfaces , namely, a conicalsurface and a spherical surface. This may complicate theoretical study of these particles becaus e the two surfaces constitute a mixed boundary problem, which is usually more difficult to solve than a simple boundary.

14. A hexagona l plate generate d by Eq. 397. The surface and cross-sectiona l areas and volumes of the particles generate d by Eqs. 21) can be easily obtained. The method of calculating the cross-sectiona l area of the particle is given in Wang and Denzer (1983) and Wang (1987). The volume of the ice crystal is simply the cross-sectiona l area times its length c. The surface area is the sum of the basal planes (= 2 x cross-sectiona l •^1 FIG. 15. A broad-branc h crystal generate d by Eq. 2, A = -3, and B = l.

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