Precipitation Type applet

Tom Whittaker, University of Wisconsin

Find a clever Java applet that allows the manipulation of temperature and wet bulb temperatures to see resulting precipitation patterns that will reach the ground. Among the possible precipitation types that can be produced are snowflakes, supercooled droplets, raindrops, sleet, freezing rain, and snow grains. Even virga (precipitation that evaporates before it reaches the surface) can be created. A nice feature of this applet is that it allows students to see that much of our precipitation, even in the summer, begins in the frozen form.

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