From Figure 5, it can be concluded that falling drops
can be considered almost spherical (E [approximately equal to] 1) for Eo < 1 and become oblate (E > 1) for Eo > 1.
The shattering of single raindrops after they leave clouds is enough to explain the wide variety of drop sizes, a study appearing online July 20 in Nature Physics shows, overturning the notion that complicated interactions between falling drops
are to blame.
of water are forced through valves and divided into tiny bits so that they form ephemeral words in the air.