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Submission + - What's causing that hole in the clouds? (sciencemag.org)

cremeglace writes: Researchers have found the mechanism for why airplanes cause rain when they take off or descend through altocumulus clouds. The clouds, which range in altitude from about 1 to 6 kilometers, have been known to develop gaping holes near airports, which usually brought immediate, localized precipitation. ScienceNOW has the full explanation and a picture.
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What's causing that hole in the clouds?

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