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How long does it take a raindrop to fall?
Asked in Rain and Flooding, Rainforests
How long does it take a rain drop to hit the ground in a rainforest?
Asked in Rain and Flooding
How fast does a raindrop travel?
Why does the raindrop fall on the water surface is round?
Asked in Rain and Flooding, Planetary Science
How long does it take for a droplet of rain to reach the Earth?
It depends on the size of the raindrop and the height at which it forms. The larger the raindrop, the faster it will fall. The rain falling to earth begins in clouds as fine droplets, which begin falling very slowly and then collect to form larger drops that fall faster. During the fall, the drops will break up and reform, so the falling speed can vary from 5-20 miles per hour. Rain could take anything from a few minutes to 20+ minutes depending on drop size, height and wind.
Asked in Mechanics
Does rain drop fall with constant velocity?
No it does not, as a raindrop falls to earth it will gradually slow due to the changing terminal velocity. As a raindrop falls, water will evaporate from it causing the mass to decrease faster than the size and surface area. this will leave the raindrop with a higher surface area to mass ratio. Since air resistance is related to surface area and mass, the smaller raindrop will have more air resistance for its mass and will fall slower.
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Asked in Gravity
Why does the front wind screen of a moving car get wet when rain is falling vertically downward?
-- A raindrop takes some time to fall through a distance equal to the height of the windscreen. -- In that length of time, the car moves some distance forward. -- Any raindrop that is directly in front of the windscreen, but nearer to it than the distance the car will move before the raindrop falls past the bottom of the windscreen, will splat against the windscreen as its fall is interrupted.