Friction on Raindrops Dissipates Almost as Much Atmospheric Energy as Turbulence

rainfall-drag

A new study published in the journal Science states that rainfall soothes the atmosphere, almost as much as turbulence. They calculated that a substantial portion of the energy that drives wind and air circulation in the Earth’s atmosphere is dissipated as friction by raindrops falling through the air.

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