Physics

Hail forms high in the atmosphere and can be accelerated to a high speed before it reaches the ground. Estimate the terminal speed of a spherical hailstone that has a diameter of 2.8 cm. Hint: The mass of a piece of hail that has a volume of 1 cm3 is about 1 g.

  1. 👍 0
  2. 👎 0
  3. 👁 109
  1. You'll need to use:
    en.wikipedia(dot)org/wiki/Drag_(physics)
    to calculate at what speed the
    Fz + Fdrag = 0

    1. 👍 0
    2. 👎 0

Respond to this Question

First Name

Your Response

Similar Questions

  1. Physics

    Hail of a diameter of 1 cm fall at a constant speed of 25 m/s. There is estimated to be 120 hailstones per cubic meter of air. Mass of each hailstone is .482g. Assuming the hail does not bounce, find the average force on a flat

    asked by Aidan on January 25, 2011
  2. chemistry

    The state of texas covers approxmiately 268,58 squared mi. During a hail storm the entire state is covered in 1billion meters of hail.(average radius of 1.4292cm)assume the hail falls so that the gaps of air are limited to 26% of

    asked by Bill on June 6, 2012
  3. Math

    The state of texas covers approxmiately 268,581 squared mi. During a hail storm the entire state is covered in 1billion meters of hail.(average radius of 1.4292cm)assume the hail falls so that the gaps of air are limited to 26% of

    asked by Bill on June 7, 2012
  4. Science

    Why is California’s high-speed rail such a groundbreaking effort? Why will it take so long to complete the high-speed rail route? Should other states wait to see if the high-speed rail system works well before starting their own

    asked by Anonymous on December 7, 2018
  5. Science

    1. Why is California’s high-speed rail such a groundbreaking effort? 2. Why will it take so long to complete the high-speed rail route? 3.Should other states wait to see if the high-speed rail system works well before starting

    asked by Princess Anna on December 23, 2013
  6. Delta

    According to a previous report, 25% of households had some type of high-speed Internet connection. Suppose 8 households are selected at random and the number of households with high-speed Internet is recorded (a) Find the

    asked by Anonymous on July 6, 2016
  7. Physics

    Some forms of cancer can be treated using proton therapy in which proton beams are accelerated to high energies, then directed to collide into a tumor, killing the malignant cells. Suppose a proton accelerator is 4.21 m long and

    asked by Ashley on January 25, 2012
  8. Physics

    Some forms of cancer can be treated using proton therapy in which proton beams are accelerated to high energies, then directed to collide into a tumor, killing the malignant cells. Suppose a proton accelerator is 4.21 m long and

    asked by Sarah on January 25, 2012
  9. Physics

    Some forms of cancer can be treated using proton therapy in which proton beams are accelerated to high energies, then directed to collide into a tumor, killing the malignant cells. Suppose a proton accelerator is 4.0 m long and

    asked by Brianna on August 6, 2010
  10. physics

    Some forms of cancer can be treated using proton therapy in which proton beams are accelerated to high energies, then directed to collide into a tumor, killing the malignant cells. Suppose a proton accelerator is 4.21 m long and

    asked by jason on January 26, 2012

More Similar Questions