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  1. 1. Clouds and precipitation By: Nate Mann
  2. 2. 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
  3. 3. 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
  4. 4. 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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