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Shape of Raindrops. Do you think the shape of raindrops like teardrops? Click one of buttons. Yes. No. It is incorrect !. Please click the NEXT button to see the reason. Oh Dear!. NEXT. Do you think the shape of rain likes the tear? Pls click one of buttons.

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It is incorrect ! one of buttons

Please click the NEXT button to see the reason.

Oh Dear!

NEXT


Do you think the shape of rain likes the tear? Pls click one of buttons

Pls click the NEXT button to see the real shape of rain drop

Congratulations! Answer is correct!

NEXT


According to the study by Philipp Lenard in 1898, the small raindrops (< 2 mm diameter) are approximately spherical.


During falling, rain drops take on shapes with flattened bases and rounded tops. Thus, they like falling hamburger buns than teardrops.


When raindrops are falling, they crashes other raindrops. bases and rounded tops. Thus, they like falling hamburger buns than teardrops.



Also, it shapes.causes drops to merge, and then form a larger drop.



Do you think the drops can keep the shape of larger hamburger buns during falling? Please click the correct button.

Yes

No


Ha! Ha! hamburger buns during falling? Please click the correct button.

Pls click NEXT

button to find out the

truth.

It is incorrect!

NEXT


Good Job! hamburger buns during falling? Please click the correct button.

Do you know what shape

of larger raindrops change

during falling? Click

the NEXT button to see

the result.

NEXT


If size of drop is less than 5mm, the drop can keep the shape like hamburger bun.

If size of drop is greater

than 5mm, the force of air

breaks the surface

tension of drop.

Thus, the drop is broken

into the smaller drops like

hamburger bun again!

Such phenomenon continues

until the drop has fallen

on the ground.


Web Site For Details Of Shape Of Raindrops shape like hamburger bun.

  • http://www.suite101.com/article.cfm/science_sky/91232

  • http://www.ems.psu.edu/~fraser/Bad/BadRain.html

  • http://weather.about.com/od/cloudsandprecipitation/a/rainburgers.htm

  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rain_drop

  • http://www.shorstmeyer.com/wxfaqs/float/float.html

You can click the above website address to see the details of shape of rain drop, or click END button to finish this lesson.

END


End Of Lesson shape like hamburger bun.


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