- All rain is not created equal, and now scientists know exactly why.
- When it drizzles, it’s not just raining less — the water droplets that fall are actually smaller, about a quarter of the size.
- And atmospheric scientists weren’t quite sure what conditions allow drizzle to fall instead of rain, but Hanii Takahashi, a researcher at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and two colleagues wanted to find out.
- So they set about trying to solve the mystery of why it drizzles more over the ocean than over land. They published the results earlier this year in the Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society. Read more (7/26/17)