MadSci Network: Earth Sciences

Subject: Why doesn't rain fall straight down to the Earth?

Date: Wed Jul 28 05:09:10 1999
Posted by Dana Clemo
Grade level: 10-12 School: USNAVY
City: Iwakuni State/Province: Yamaguchi Country: Japan
Area of science: Earth Sciences
ID: 933156550.Es

Here in Japan it is the rainy season.  Since it has begun, i 
have noticed that the rain has never fallen straight down to the 
ground, or at least it looks that way to me.  Even though there 
may be no noticeable wind, the rain seems to be falling at an 
angle, either to the left of our hanger or to the right.  What 
makes this happen?  It is not imperative that i have an answer 
to this, i was just wondering why this occurs.  Thank you for 
your time.

Dana Clemo

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