Hail Storm

Study shows that Hail Storm formation can be accelerated due to urban landscapes and high density of aerosols

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Researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy have shown that urban landscapes and man-made aerosols have the potential to accelerate the formation of hail storms – a clear threat for PV arrays.

The team, led by atmospheric scientist Jiwen Fan, created two storm models.

The team simulated multiple versions of two storms, with and without the presence of cities and aerosols, in order to isolate the effects of these two distinct factors.