Objects in Clouds
Falling Rain Droplet
Virga and Praecipitatio
Falling Cloud
Tropical Rain
Tropical Rainforest
Diamond Dust


Virga and Praecipitatio

The suffix "Virga" is used for a cloud that develops precipitation which does not reach the ground. In contrast "Praecipiatio" determines a cloud with precipitation reaching the earth's surface. In these images such special cloud types can be recognized because of the virgas.


R. Weigel and S. Borrmann, Field Campaign APE-INFRA in Forli, Italy, November and December 2002

Virga1-4.jpg: 18 November 2002, 1:28 p.m, 1:35 p.m., 1:38 p.m. and 1:39 p.m.

Praecip1-4: 2 December 2002, 5:28 p.m., 5:29 p.m., 5:31 p.m. and 5:39 p.m.

Praecip5+6: 3 December 2002, 10:02 und 10:05 a.m.