Discussion of R. H. Douglas' Recent hailstorm research: a review
Research on hailstorms is hampered by the fact that quantitative climatological data on hail events are limited. Recent research studies have developed new techniques to obtain such quantitative data, including use of passive recorders for recording characteristics of hailfalls. Through use of such equipment in Colorado hail studies, it was found that while hailstorms with large stones are spectacular, they are relatively rare. Most of the crop damage from hail in Colorado probably results from hailstones smaller than 1. 5 cm diameter. Hailstone crystal structure from Colorado hailstones suggests ...
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