Adiabatic temperature changes and expansion and cooling• This happens when air is compressed or allowed to expand• As you travel up ward the atmospheric pressure decreases• If a parcel of air rises high enough it will cool to its dew pointhttp://www.bio- world.com/productinfo/4_71_557_730/4501/ Advanced-Thermometer-with-RS-Output.html
Orographic lifting• Rainiest places are mostly on wind ward sides of mountains• Rain shadow deserts can occur on lee ward sides of mountains• If air descends it cools adiabaticallyhttp://www.examiner.com/outdoorsman-in-salt- lake-city/understanding-why-utah-has-the- greatest-snow-on-earth-part-1-orographic-lifting
Frontal wedge• A mass of cool and warm air collide making a front• Whether fronts are associated with specific storm systemshttp://www.geo.hunter.cuny.edu/~tbw/wc.note s/4.moisture.atm.stability/frontal_wedging.ht m
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