The role of the electrostatic field in the coagulation of fog and cloud droplets.

by J. D. Sartor

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Findings on the degree to which electrostatic forces act to modify the motion of cloud droplets. The electrostatic field of the atmosphere is normally enhanced in fog and cloud. This field, even when quite small, can affect the combination of droplets that otherwise would collide but not coalesce. Stronger fields produce forces of mutual attraction among the droplets. Methods for the possible modification of the field are discussed.

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