I had a run-in with a supposed authority on cloud nucleation by the name of Judith Curry of Georgia Tech. She and her co-author wrote a book, published last year


I reviewed the book and pointed out that their use of Bose-Einstein statistics to describe cloud nucleation dynamics for both water droplets and ice crystals was completely incorrect.

There is no way that the statistics of Bose-Einstein would apply, which requires temperatures much closer to absolute zero than could possibly naturally occur in the atmosphere.

For my thesis work I did research on crystal growth kinetics and had the most controlled and ideal environment to experiment with. I caught all sorts of grief for pointing out that they are truly going out on a limb with their theories on processes that are difficult to characterize at best -- that of measuring small nucleating masses in the upper atmosphere.