By Nick Wesley
Adiabatic temperatures Adiabatic- change in temperature  without losing or gaining heat Air expands as it cools Air com...
Orographic lifting Happens when mountains stop air flow Air cools and makes clouds and rain On leeward side clouds lose...
Frontal wedging Warm air and cold air meet Cool air goes under the warm air Are part of specific storm systems
convergence Air in lower atmosphere flows causing  lifting effects Air flows up Creates strong solar heating
Localized convective lifting Produce rising thermals Warm plarcels go above condensation  level making clouds Thermal c...
Stability Stable air does not move vertically Stable air stays in place Unstable air rises
condensation Air has to be saturated Condensation above ground is called  condensation nuclei Examples are dust, smoke,...
Type of clouds Cirrus clouds are high white and thin Cumulus are cloud masses Stratus clouds are layers that cover the ...
High clouds Three types cirrus cirrostratus, and  cirrocumulus Made of ice crystals May show storms coming
Middle clouds Ranges 2000 to 6000 meters high Altocumulus clouds are large and dense Light snow or drizzle may occur
Low clouds Three types are stratus, stratocumulus,  and nimbostratus The clouds form in layers Nimbostratus clouds form...
Clouds of vertical development Base is in low heights Expands up to middle or high altitudes Are associated with unstab...
Fog Appearance and structure are the same  as clouds Forms in warm and cooled moist places Cool air + warm air = conden...
Cold cloud precipitation Bergeron process relies on supercooling  and surpersaturation Liquid water below 0 degrees Cels...
Warm cloud precipitation Collision-coalescence process forms  rain Salt can remove water vapor from the  air Rain can b...
Rain and snow Temperature surface above 4 degrees  Celsius will melt snow and turn into rain Temperatures warmer then -5...
Sleet, Glaze, and hail Sleet forms when air temperature meets  subfreezing temperatures Hail comes from cumulonimbus clo...
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  1. 1. By Nick Wesley
  2. 2. Adiabatic temperatures Adiabatic- change in temperature without losing or gaining heat Air expands as it cools Air compress as it warms
  3. 3. Orographic lifting Happens when mountains stop air flow Air cools and makes clouds and rain On leeward side clouds lose precipitation
  4. 4. Frontal wedging Warm air and cold air meet Cool air goes under the warm air Are part of specific storm systems
  5. 5. convergence Air in lower atmosphere flows causing lifting effects Air flows up Creates strong solar heating
  6. 6. Localized convective lifting Produce rising thermals Warm plarcels go above condensation level making clouds Thermal can be used for hang gliding
  7. 7. Stability Stable air does not move vertically Stable air stays in place Unstable air rises
  8. 8. condensation Air has to be saturated Condensation above ground is called condensation nuclei Examples are dust, smoke, and salt particles
  9. 9. Type of clouds Cirrus clouds are high white and thin Cumulus are cloud masses Stratus clouds are layers that cover the sky
  10. 10. High clouds Three types cirrus cirrostratus, and cirrocumulus Made of ice crystals May show storms coming
  11. 11. Middle clouds Ranges 2000 to 6000 meters high Altocumulus clouds are large and dense Light snow or drizzle may occur
  12. 12. Low clouds Three types are stratus, stratocumulus, and nimbostratus The clouds form in layers Nimbostratus clouds form in stable air
  13. 13. Clouds of vertical development Base is in low heights Expands up to middle or high altitudes Are associated with unstable air
  14. 14. Fog Appearance and structure are the same as clouds Forms in warm and cooled moist places Cool air + warm air = condensation
  15. 15. Cold cloud precipitation Bergeron process relies on supercooling and surpersaturation Liquid water below 0 degrees Celsius is supercooled Snow flakes are formed by this process
  16. 16. Warm cloud precipitation Collision-coalescence process forms rain Salt can remove water vapor from the air Rain can be found in clouds below freezing level
  17. 17. Rain and snow Temperature surface above 4 degrees Celsius will melt snow and turn into rain Temperatures warmer then -5 degree Celsius will have ice crystal join and make snow These snow flakes are heavy and have high moisture contents
  18. 18. Sleet, Glaze, and hail Sleet forms when air temperature meets subfreezing temperatures Hail comes from cumulonimbus clouds Ice pellets are carried by updraft through cloud layer and adds more ice
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