Research report 2018 - Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization

In the Clouds  

Authors
Bodenschatz, Eberhard; Wilczek, Michael; Bagheri, Gholamhossein
Departments
Abteilung Fluidphysik, Strukturbildung und Biokomplexität
Summary
The insufficient understanding of cloud physics is a major source of uncertainty in weather and climate models.  In addition to water vapour, clouds consist of water droplets and ice particles. Their dynamics are significantly influenced by the high degree of turbulence within the clouds. The question of better weather and climate predictions is therefore closely linked to the understanding of turbulence and its role in cloud microphysics. A better understanding of these phenomena is the goal of new experimental and theoretical investigations at the MPIDS.

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