Dynamic similarity and the modeling of cloud droplets.

by J. D. Sartor


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An investigation of the requirements for the laboratory modeling of the motion of cloud droplets, using the principles of dynamic similarity and the concepts of induced mass and hydrostatic buoyancy. It is concluded that cloud droplets can be successfully modeled in the laboratory as long as the Reynolds number is small with respect to 18 and that the results can be compared with Hocking's theoretical results when the Reynolds number is less than one.

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