CLOUDS & PRECIPITATION

Reading:
A&B: Ch5,6,7

 
Clouds & Precipitation

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Review Questions

Labs

Cloud Atlas

I. Condensation

II. Saturation

III. Stability

IV. Cloud Classification
1. Cloud Type
  a. Cumulus
  b. Stratus
  c. Cirrus
  d. Nimbus

2. Cloud Height
  a. High Clouds
  b. Middle Clouds
  c. Low Clouds
  d. Clouds with Vertical Development

V. Cloud Formation
  Condensation
  Cloud Condensation Nuclei

VI. Precipitation Processes
1. Bergeron Process
    Properties of water
       Freezing of water
       Saturation Vapor Pressure
    Motion in Clouds
       Vertical updrafts, gravity

2. Collision-Coalescence Process
    Droplet Size
    Motion in the cloud
    Vertical updrafts, gravity

VII. Types of Precipitation
    Thermal structure of the atmosphere

VII. Fog: Types and Processes
  Radiation
  Advection
  Upslope
  Evaporation




CURRENT CLOUD CONDITIONS
LIFTING
SNOW AND ICE