Talk:Rain

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Serious about the first sentence, anyway:

http://www.ebscobooks.com/books/ProductDetails.asp?CatalogID=90977

Can't I have fun once in a while? --Ed Poor 17:26, 2 April 2007 (EDT)

Having fun is one thing. If there is hope that this is to be a serious resource for students that is another. --Mtur 17:34, 2 April 2007 (EDT)
I hope I need not remind you about the chilling effect of having serious works about physical sciences be ridiculed. --Mtur 17:42, 2 April 2007 (EDT)
Is this type of nonsense standard for Conservapedia? I came here to help - but I don't want to waste my time. --Rustyjd07 17:36, 2 April 2007 (EDT)


Droplet formation

Rain is formed when water vapor condenses within clouds on minute particles of dust or sea salt.

If we need a citation so soon, let's wait a few minutes before saying it. There are harpies everywhere. --Ed Poor 17:35, 2 April 2007 (EDT)

its a reminder that I (or someone else willing to do the research) need to go back and properly cite these facts. It isn't a controversial issue (one would hope), but rather "this is a fact, it needs a citation." --Mtur 17:40, 2 April 2007 (EDT)
I believe it's a bit more complicated than that. Yes water vapor condenses in clouds but an intermediate step is that the water vapor turns into a crystal (ice) and collects more water which also turns to ice. Only after the updrafts that cause the water vapor to condense (at altitude) cf Boyles laws of gases where decreased pressure proportionally decreases temperature thus forming the initial ice crystals...this "hail" falls through the troposphere where it melts into a raindrop, (usually). I don't have cites for this but only as a hobby (weather). Crackertalk 17:57, 2 April 2007 (EDT)
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