Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality downloads of Shapes & Time, Late Nights and Mosquito Bites, Houseplant Music, Room Loops, Music for Museum Gift Shops, Thinking About Thursdays, The Sounds of Spring - EP, While Winter Whispers - EP, and 17 more. , and , . Purchasable with gift card Buy Digital Discography $93.75 USD or more (25% OFF) Send as Gift Buy Disc Share / Embed 1. My Petit Prelude 00:42 buy track 2. Yesterday 01:28 buy track 3. Wake Up Wake Up (free) 06:24 download 4. Leaves Falling 04:12 buy track 5. Puddles On The Playground 03:40 buy track 6. Morning Coffee 05:55 buy track 7. Afternoon Nap (For Pets) 04:45 buy track 8. Pitter Pater Interlude 01:15 buy track 9. Drip Drops Jumping On An Umbrella 07:14 buy track 10. A Miniature Finale 06:14 buy track about "The meandering, atmospheric compositions that make up Little Songs About Raindrops (they're little in scale and scope, not necessarily in length or complexity) branch out from Lullatone's predominantly electronic debut, Computer Recital, to include an impressive collection of toys: a tiny toy metalophone, a toy piano, a toy cassette tape recorder, and a programmable music box, whose glockenspiel-like tones dominate the album nearly as much as computer-generated sine waves did Recital. There's also some accordion, ukulele, viola, and delicately plucked (and rather toy-sounding) acoustic guitar. Virtually all of these instruments seem to personify the titular raindrops, which these songs are not so much "about" as wholly comprised of, figuratively speaking -- and so, come to think of it, do Yoshimi Tomida's vocals, at least on the onomatopoeic "Pitter Patter Interlude." Needless to say, there's a considerable amount of cuteness and whimsy on display here -- but that's not to suggest that this music is simplistic or overly precious. Apart from that admittedly cutesy interlude, the album is largely instrumental (Tomida's vocals appear on three other tracks, but they're either considerably muffled or substantially processed and manipulated), and largely concerned with gently building up layers of sound to create lush and lazy soundscapes that are wistful and winsome but still majestic in their quiet way. If the song titles and instrumentation make the childlike qualities of Lullatone's music inescapable, and perhaps suggest a whiff of gimmicky novelty, the music itself reveals that essence to be much more fundamental -- even performed entirely on "adult" synthesizers and classical instruments and given banal, non-descriptive titles (which these pieces are both abstract and accomplished enough to accommodate), the music's simple beauty and sense of wonder would remain undeniable." allmusic.com $(".tralbum-about").last().bcTruncate(TruncateProfile.get("tralbum_about"), "more", "less"); credits released July 5, 2004 license all rights reserved tags Tags ambient ambient chamber pop electronica indie folk soundtrack 名古屋市 Shopping cart total USD Check out about Lullatone 名古屋市
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You won't mind these raindrops on your face. KleanColor Raindrops Palette Collection features three glistening palettes that will have others soaking in envy. Each palette is filled with 12 matte, shimmer and metal chrome shadows that you'll want to drench your face in!
Sunshower Raindrops is a female Pegasus pony with a jasmine coat, tiffany blue mane and tail, medium turquoise eyes, and a cutie mark of three raindrops. She is unnamed in the show, but she is named in merchandise. She shares her design with Derpy and her color scheme with "Rainy Feather". Her name includes the name of fellow Pegasus mare Sunshower and as such is similar to those of G3 Earth pony mare Sunshower and G1 seapony filly Sun Shower.
Imagine how tough life would be if raindrops weighed 3 tons apiece as they fell out of the sky at 20 mph. That's how raindrops look to a mosquito, yet a raindrop weighing 50 times more than one can hit the insect and the mosquito will survive.
The raindrops that patter onto roofs, sidewalks and umbrellas during a shower or storm fall in a wide range of sizes, as anyone who pays attention can see. The explanation for this variety turns out to be much simpler than scientists thought.
Experts have long thought that the size differences observed in natural raindrops was due to the same complex interactions of droplets that form raindrops in clouds. But a new study finds that the best explanation for the motley size assortment is that the raindrops released from the clouds break up into smaller drops as they fall.
For the collision proposal to work, the falling raindrops would have to be close enough to collide frequently enough and they would need enough time to do so, Emmanuel Villermaux and Benjamin Bossa, both of Aix-Marseille Université, wrote in their study, which is detailed online on July 20 in the journal Nature Physics. They consider these conditions "unlikely."
This stencil features a lovely sky full of raindrops in a variety of sizes that are perfect for making backgrounds and scenes for all your Spring creations! Try using it with distress inks or embossing paste to create fun rainy day sky textures!
High in the atmosphere, water collects on dust and smoke particles in clouds. Raindrops start to form in a roughly spherical structure due to the surface tension of water. This surface tension is the "skin" of a body of water that makes the molecules stick together. The cause is the weak hydrogen bonds that occur between water molecules. On smaller raindrops, the surface tension is stronger than in larger drops. The reason is the flow of air around the drop.
As the raindrop falls, it lose that rounded shape. The raindrop becomes more like the top half of a hamburger bun. Flattened on the bottom and with a curved dome top, raindrops are anything but the classic tear shape. The reason is due to their speed falling through the atmosphere.
Even as a raindrop is falling, it will often collide with other raindrops and increase in size. Once the size of a raindrop gets too large, it will eventually break apart in the atmosphere back into smaller drops. This time, the surface tension loses and the large raindrop ceases to exist. Instead it pulls apart when it grows to around 4 millimeters or more.
Thus Zdr is a direct measure of mass weighted median diameter. The functional relationship between Zdr and Do is developed from the underlying microphysical relation between the mean axis ratio of raindrops and their size. This shape size relation can potentially be perturbed in the presence of raindrop oscillations. Grogucci et al. (2002) developed a technique that watches the self-consistency between Zh, Zdr and specific differential phase Kdp, to account for the perturbation in oscillation, in retrieving Do from dual-polarization radar measurements.
How do Raindrops Make Sound Underwater? There are two components to the sound generated by a raindrop splash. These arethe splat (impact) of the drop onto the water surface and then the subsequentformation of a bubble under water during the splash. The relative importance ofthese two components of sound depends on the raindrop size. small drop animationmedium drop animationlarge drop animation Different sizes of raindrops produce different sounds underwater. The most distinct of these sounds are generated by the bubbles formed by small and large-sized drops. (Animations by Susan Gonnelli, NASA Television) Surprisingly, formost raindrops, the bubble is by far the loudest source of sound.Bubbles are one of the most important components of underwater sound (Clay andMedwin 1977). They have two stages during their lifetimes: “screaming”infant bubbles and quiet adult bubbles. When a bubble is created, the pressureinside it is not at equilibrium with the pressure of the surrounding water. Thewater pushes against the bubble, compressing it. As the bubble shrinks, the airtrapped inside increases in pressure. This occurs so rapidly that the pressure inside the bubble becomes higher than that of the water, so it expands to equalize, again overshooting. The bubble oscillates between high and low pressure at a high frequency, creating a distinctive and well-quantified sound. The sound radiates energy, so the bubble eventually reaches equilibrium with its surroundings. The frequency of the sound is well defined (Minnaert 1993) and depends on bubble radius, local pressure, local water density, and ageophysical constant. The important observation is that the size of the bubble isinversely proportional to its resonance (ringing) frequency. Larger bubbles ringat lower frequencies and smaller bubbles ring at higher frequencies. The soundradiated is often loud and narrowly tuned in frequency (a pure tone). Butquickly, after just tens of milliseconds, a bubble in water becomes a quiet adultbubble and changes its role—it absorbs sound and is especially efficient atabsorbing sound at its resonance frequency.Naturally occurring raindrops range in size from about 300 microns in diameter (adrizzle droplet) to more than 5 millimeters in diameter (often at the beginning of aheavy downpour). As the drop size changes, the shape of the splash changes andso does the subsequent sound production. In laboratory and field studies (Medwinet al. 1992; Nystuen 1996), scientists identified five acoustic raindrop sizes(see Table 1). For tiny drops (diameter less than 0.8 mm), the splash is gentleand no sound is detected. On the other hand, small raindrops (0.8—1.2 mmdiameter) are remarkably loud. The impact component of their splash is stillvery quiet, but the geometry of the splash is such that a bubble is generated byevery splash in a very predictable manner (Pumphrey et al. 1989). These bubblesare relatively uniform in size, and therefore frequency, and are very loudunderwater. Small raindrops are present in almost all types of rainfall,including light drizzle, and are therefore responsible for the remarkably loudand unique underwater “sound of drizzle” heard between 13—25 kHz, the resonancefrequency for these bubbles. The relationship between the size of a bubble and the frequency of sound it emits is well known, and is calculated from the following formula: dropsize diameter (mm) sound source frequencyrange (kHz) splashcharactertiny 2–35 turbulent, irregular bubble entrainmentvery large > 3.5 loud impact, loud bubbles 1–501–50 turbulent, irregular bubble entrainment, penetrating jet Acoustic raindrop sizes. The raindrop sizes are identified bydifferent physical mechanisms associated with the drop splashes.Interestingly, the splash of the next larger raindrop size, medium (1.2-2.0 mmdiameter), does not trap bubbles underwater and, consequently, medium raindropsare relatively quiet—much quieter than the small raindrops. The onlyacoustic signal from these drops is a weak impact sound spread over a widefrequency band. For large (2.0-3.5 mm diameter) and very large (greater than 3.5mm) raindrops, the splash becomes energetic enough that a wide range of bubblesizes are trapped underwater during the splash, producing a loud sound thatincludes relatively low frequencies (1 - 10 kHz) from the larger bubbles. Forvery large raindrops, the splat of the impact is also very loud with the soundspread over a wide frequency range (1-50 kHz). Thus, each drop size producessound underwater with unique spectral features that can be used to acousticallyidentify the presence of drops of a given size within the rain. Detection and Measurement of Rain at Sea Listening to Rain An example of theunderwater sound field generated by a heavy thunderstorm recorded in Miami, FL,is shown at left.The variations in the sound field are associated withchanges in the drop size distribution. During the heavy convectivedownpour, with rainfall rates reaching 150 mm/hr, very large raindrops arepresent and the sound field is loud across the entire spectrum (1–50 kHz). Atthe end of the convective downpour, a long drizzle begins. This phase of thestorm has few large drops. The sound generated by small drops dominates thesound field producing the distinctive 13–25 kHz peak in the sound fieldassociated with drizzle. At the end of the event, a few large drops are againpresent and once again the sound field becomes elevated below 10 kHz.Because thesound signatures for each drop size are unique, it is possible to invert theunderwater sound field to acoustically estimate the drop size distribution withinthe rain. Once an acoustic drop size distribution is obtained, avariety of interesting features associated with the rain can be calculated, forexample, rainfall rate or median drop size.The observed drop size distribution in the thunderstorm and theacoustical inversion based on the unique sound signatures for each drop size. Very large raindrops are present during the heavy downpour. During the followingdrizzle, only small and medium raindrops are present and the sound of drizzle isheard between 13–25 kHz. Still later, a few large raindrops are present and thesound levels below 10 kHz become higher once again.(Figure by Jeffrey A. Nystuen, University of Washington Applied Physics Lab) Water 041b061a72