Fragmenting Raindrops

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This numerical simulation demonstrates the fragmentation of droplets of water falling through a quiescent medium–essentially how a raindrop behaves. As the initial droplet falls, drag forces deform the droplet, contorting it until surface tension causes it to break into smaller droplets, which can themselves be broken up by the same mechanisms.

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