Abstract

Field observations show that most raindrop impressions are produced during the last vestiges of shower activity when the rain has almost ceased to fall. These fewer number of raindrops impact upon portions of the mud surface that have the "right" degree of saturation to retain impressions. This accounts for the isolated nature of most modern and fossil raindrop impressions. While not all so-called raindrop impressions are considered to have formed due to the impact of raindrops, one can not eliminate their important role.

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