Site hosted by Build your free website today!
Earth Observatory Home NASA Earth Observatory Home Data and Images Features News Reference Missions Experiments Search
NASA's Earth Observatory
 Earth Observatory Navigation Bar
Turn glossary mode on Features

  Drizzle Recording

back Listening to Raindrops

  Drizzle is surprisingly lound underwater because the small raindrops generate bubbles as they hit the water. These similar-sized bubbles oscillate when they're young, producing a high frequency bell-like tone. (Image by Robert Simmon, NASA GSFC. Recording from Jeffrey A. Nystuen, University of Washington Applied Physics Laboratory)

If you can't hear the sound loop, try downloading this MP3 format recording of drizzle.

small drop animation

large drop recording
hard rain recording
drizzle recording

Subscribe to the Earth Observatory
About the Earth Observatory
Please send comments or questions to:
Responsible NASA official: Yoram Kaufman
NASA/GSFC Security and Privacy Statement
  View Printable Format of Full Article