Clouds And Precipitation By Jason BatcsicsAll pictures were from Google images and whatever actual websites they were on
Adiabatic Temperature Changes and Expansion and cooling• Adiabatic means when air is cooling or heating its not losing energy.• Much of the adiabatic air is saturated• And wet adiabatic air is a lot slower than dry adiabatic air
Orographic lifting• Is basically when wind is being blocked by something.• It can be blocked by a mountain or houses• it can be blocked by cars, boats, planes, and helicopters.
Frontal wedging• Is a big of meeting of warm air and cool air colliding together.• This also works when riding in a hot air balloon with hot air and cool air.• And dense air is like a wall over warm air and the dense air increases more.
convergence• When air atmosphere flows together• It also means when the keeps getting lifted up higher into the atmosphere• Also when more oxygen is made during that time.
Localized convective lifting• Can happen when earth heating is not the same as the rest• It brings does a little or big pocket of air• Which lowers the air pockets density
stability• Stable air stays in its original position• But the unstable air usually rises• The stable air conditions air temperature usually rises in height.
condensation• Condensation happens when the air above ground form into tiny particles of water called condensation nuclei• Water vapor particles become water.• Condensation usually occurs on glass like cups and windows.
Types of clouds• The cirrus clouds are high white and thin they look like white sheets• Cumulus are big puffy clouds that usually come during a storm• Stratus clouds look like a bunch of cirrus clouds layers of cirrus clouds
High clouds• The highest clouds would be the cirrus clouds the thin clouds• They look like wispy clouds the also look extended and fetherey• They also look like sheets and just laying across the sky
Middle clouds• Would be the cumulus clouds they very big puffy marshmallow clouds• The look like a volcano exploded or a tower of clouds• They usually have flat bases cause of their gigantic size
Low clouds• would be the stratus clouds which are the layer like clouds or sheet like clouds.• There are no individual stratus clouds• Another thing of low clouds could possibly be fog possibly
Clouds of vertical development• Some don’t fit in the three height categories• All the height categories are related to one another• And the height categories can get very messed up from that
fog• Fog mostly forms over ponds lakes and streams or any bodies of water• Fog can also form over wet fields and damp plains or over wet grass.• Fog can form on roads or after its stopped raining it usually comes in the mourning.
Cold cloud precipitation• Another name for this is called the Bergeron process• When liquid is at 0 degrees Celsius its called super cooled.• When its freezes it has freezing nuclei
Warm cloud precipitation• When air is saturated up to a hundred degrees or higher• When the air is very saturated its also called super saturated• Another name is also super coalescence
Rain and snow• Rain is the main type of all precipitation cause all precipitation has water• Snow might be the second most important type of precipitation which is frozen water• All types of precipitation have water like snow and rain
Sleet, glaze and hail• Sleet is really wet snow and all slushy and is also mixed dirt and other things it goes into• Glaze is frozen that falls from the sky and is like little hail• Hail is small ice pellets that grow while falling to the earth and usually comes during a storm