Some electrostatic cloud-droplet collision efficiencies.

by J. D. Sartor


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A comparison of the collision efficiencies of cloud droplets, with and without a uniform electrostatic field. Recent electrostatic and hydrodynamic solutions to the two-body problem of the forces on neighboring spheres are combined to obtain the motion of cloud droplets. It is concluded that fields commonly observed in clouds can play an important role in the collision and in the coalescence of the droplets.

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