Falling Rain As A Weather Event
Rain is liquid water in the form of droplets that have condensed from atmospheric water vapor and then become heavy enough to fall under gravity. [from wikipedia]
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2021 Falling Rain, As A Weather Event

Rain falling on loosely packed material such as newly fallen ash can produce dimples that can be fossilized, called raindrop impressions. The air density dependence of the maximum raindrop diameter together with fossil raindrop imprints has been used to constrain the density of the air 2.7 billion years ago.[from wikipedia]

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2011 Falling Rain, As A Weather Event

The urban heat island effect leads to increased rainfall, both in amounts and intensity, downwind of cities. Global warming is also causing changes in the precipitation pattern globally, including wetter conditions across eastern North America and drier conditions in the tropics.[from wikipedia]

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2009 Falling Rain, As A Weather Event

The major cause of rain production is moisture moving along three-dimensional zones of temperature and moisture contrasts known as weather fronts.[from wikipedia]

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2008 Falling Rain, As A Weather Event

If enough moisture and upward motion is present, precipitation falls from convective clouds (those with strong upward vertical motion) such as cumulonimbus (thunder clouds) which can organize into narrow rainbands. In mountainous areas, heavy precipitation is possible where upslope flow is maximized within windward sides of the terrain at elevation which forces moist air to condense and fall out as rainfall along the sides of mountains.[from wikipedia]

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2007 Falling Rain, As A Weather Event

Rain is a major component of the water cycle and is responsible for depositing most of the fresh water on the Earth. It provides suitable conditions for many types of ecosystems, as well as water for hydroelectric power plants and crop irrigation.[from wikipedia]

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