Drizzle

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Drizzle is a light liquid precipitation consisting of liquid water drops smaller than those of rain – generally smaller than 0.5 mm in diameter.wikipedia
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Precipitation

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Drizzle is a light liquid precipitation consisting of liquid water drops smaller than those of rain – generally smaller than 0.5 mm in diameter.
The main forms of precipitation include drizzle, rain, sleet, snow, graupel and hail.

Rain

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Drizzle is a light liquid precipitation consisting of liquid water drops smaller than those of rain – generally smaller than 0.5 mm in diameter.
At sea level and without wind, 0.5 mm drizzle impacts at 2 m/s or 4.5 mph, while large 5 mm drops impact at around 9 m/s or 20 mph.

Freezing drizzle

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While most drizzle has only a minor immediate impact upon humans, freezing drizzle can lead to treacherous conditions.
Freezing drizzle is drizzle that freezes on contact with the ground or an object at or near the surface.

Stratus cloud

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Drizzle is normally produced by low stratiform clouds and stratocumulus clouds.
Stratocumulus clouds can produce drizzle, which stabilizes the cloud by warming it and reducing turbulent mixing.

Cumulus cloud

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These regions are dominated by shallow marine stratocumulus and trade wind cumulus clouds, which exist entirely within the marine boundary layer.
Stratocumulus clouds can produce drizzle, which stabilizes the cloud by warming it and reducing turbulent mixing.

Fog

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Fog commonly produces precipitation in the form of drizzle or very light snow.

Water

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Drizzle is a light liquid precipitation consisting of liquid water drops smaller than those of rain – generally smaller than 0.5 mm in diameter.

Stratocumulus cloud

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Drizzle is normally produced by low stratiform clouds and stratocumulus clouds. These regions are dominated by shallow marine stratocumulus and trade wind cumulus clouds, which exist entirely within the marine boundary layer.

METAR

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The METAR code for drizzle is DZ and for freezing drizzle is FZDZ.

Black ice

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These drops immediately freeze upon impact, leading to the buildup of sheet ice (sometimes called black ice) on the surface of roads.

Subtropics

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Drizzle tends to be the most frequent form of precipitation over large areas of the world's oceans, particularly in the colder regions of the subtropics.

Boundary layer

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These regions are dominated by shallow marine stratocumulus and trade wind cumulus clouds, which exist entirely within the marine boundary layer.

Radar

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This has motivated scientists to design more sophisticated and sensitive instruments such as high-frequency radars that can detect drizzle.

Large eddy simulation

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This interconnection between clouds and drizzle can be explored using high-resolution numerical modelling such as large eddy simulation.

Particulates

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It has been hypothesized by a group of atmospheric scientists at Texas A&M University that particulates in the atmosphere caused by human activities may suppress drizzle.

Albedo

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This would lead to increased cloud albedo on a regional to global scale, and a cooling effect on the atmosphere.

Climate model

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Estimates using complex global climate models suggest that this effect may be partially masking the effects of greenhouse gas increases on global surface temperature.

Greenhouse effect

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Estimates using complex global climate models suggest that this effect may be partially masking the effects of greenhouse gas increases on global surface temperature.

Snow

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A thunderstorm is simulated at noon each day, followed by a cool, light drizzle.

Saint-Lô

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Rarely intense, they often fall in the form of drizzle.

A Coruña

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Summers are mostly sunny, with occasional rainfall, usually in the form of drizzle; high temperatures are warm but rarely uncomfortably hot because of the sea's cooling influence during the day, most often being around 22 C between July and September.

Cold-air damming

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As the equatorward portion of the system approaches the cold air wedge, persistent low cloudiness, such as stratus, and precipitation such as drizzle develop, which can linger for long periods of time; as long as ten days.

Precipitation types

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