Shape of drops helps forecast of rainfall


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Observing the actual shape of raindrops may improve weather forecasting. Thomas A. Seliga and Viswanathan N. Bringi at Ohio State University are sorting out the changing shapes of raindrops. Raindrops become round and somewhat flattened as they fall. This could add new dimensions to their reflected radar signals, the researchers said at the IEEE International Conference on Antennas and Propagation, held in England on November 28–30, 1978.