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Droplet dynamics

Raindrops large and small

Rain hits the ground in drops of different sizes, but the mechanism that produces this distribution is unclear. Could it be that all we need to know is contained in the death of a single drop?

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Figure 1: Raindrops under stress.

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Kostinski, A., Shaw, R. Raindrops large and small. Nature Phys 5, 624–625 (2009).

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