Hail Growth Processes in an Alberta Hailstorm
AbstractA series of observations inside an Alberta hailstorm was made with the T-28 armored research aircraft during the summer 1985, as part of the Alberta Hail Project. An analysis of some of the characteristics of the hail size distributions in relation to other T-28 measurements showed many features similar to past T-28 observations. Most of the hail observed was falling through the -17°C penetration level, even in the updrafts. A preliminary assessment of the hail growth mechanisms in this storm shows that most of the hailstones were in a dry growth regime at the penetration level, but likely in wet growth lower down in the storm. Recirculation of hydrometeors probably played a significant role in the hail development.
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Musil, D. J., & Smith, P. L. (1989). Hail Growth Processes in an Alberta Hailstorm. The Journal of Weather Modification, 21(1), 65–72. https://doi.org/10.54782/jwm.v21i1.361
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