Research report 2018 - Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization
In the Clouds
Bodenschatz, Eberhard; Wilczek, Michael; Bagheri, Gholamhossein
Abteilung Fluidphysik, Strukturbildung und Biokomplexität
SummaryThe 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.