Why aren't raindrops always the same size?

The Naked Scientist explains the science behind factors that determine the size of water drops, along with other questions.

Friday stand-in on 702/Cape Talk's The Redi Tlhabi Show, Mark Heywood, speaks to The Naked Scientist (Chris Smith) as he explains the science behind the curious questions coming his way.

Listen to the interview below:

Raindrops haven't always been the same size... A thicker atmosphere retards the flow of the water droplet through it more than a thinner atmosphere.

Chris Smith, popularly known as The Naked Scientist

Because of the way the gravitiational waves change or distort the shape of the thing they're passing through, this will stretch or shrink the one part of the V.

Chris Smith, popularly known as The Naked Scientist

The sound of speech is dictated by the way you form the shape of your mouth. If you are immersed in the people you're copying, you're going to produce the same sorts of movements to produce the same sounds.

Chris Smith, popularly known as The Naked Scientist

There's energy in the atmosphere. The more energy there is in the atmosphere, then the more powerful and vicious the storm can become.

Chris Smith, popularly known as The Naked Scientist

This article first appeared on 702 : Why aren't raindrops always the same size?


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