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Which cloud is also known as the precipitating cloud?

Which cloud is also known as the precipitating cloud?


School: Bowling Green State University
Department: Geography
Course: Weather and Climate
Professor: Marius paulikas
Term: Summer 2015
Tags: weather and climate
Cost: 25
Name: Week 4 Lecture/Reading Notes
Description: These notes are on all 3 lectures and the topic 4 readings/vocab
Uploaded: 02/01/2016
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Which cloud is also known as the precipitating cloud?


Lecture ? Il Monday A. Cloud Classification.

1.2 broad cloud types I a. Layered clouds auss

b.Connective clouds 2. Classified by height & form

a Height (prefix) .

& Strato (low) & Alto (mid-height) ☆ Cirro Chigh height) ☆ Cumulo Convectice Clouds -

What refers to the flat top of cumulonimbus cloud?

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can vary in height b. Form (Surfix)

Nimbus (precipitating cloved) Stratus (layered)

& Cumulur purry) •Cirrus (wispy) Co-Cirrostratus -high altitude layered cloud

Altostratur-mid altitude, layered sheety cloud sou Nimbostratur- Precipitating layered cloud

What are the processes involved in hydrolic cycle?

-Cumulus humilis-warm weather, humid - Cumulus Congestur- Not yet precipitating but

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Don't forget about the age old question of What does pasteur's experiment demonstrate?

weather Conditions Anvil d. The Anvil- Flat top on Cumulonimbus cloud

e. Mammatus- saturated clouds mixing with

dry air 3. Cloud heat properties We also discuss several other topics like Who was the first woman executed in connecticut for being perceived as a witch?

a. Cirrus us Stratus

a Lecture 2/3 Wednesday Humidity & Atmosphere moisture 17. Hydrolic Cycle - Condensation, evap, precipe

transpiration 2. Phase changes of water

a. Solid least amount of energy to stay in - chase (melting when solid to liquid, Sublimation when changed

b. Liquid-Medium energy required

c. Gat most energy needed: heat is Don't forget about the age old question of How does short-term adaptation occur?

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Directly related mixing ratio goes up,

humidity goes up



3. Relative humidity-Ratio or how much water

Vapor an air sample holds relative to the max an air sample con hoid Don't forget about the age old question of Which schema classifies people based on social behavior?

a. Calculating it ; mix raho 3 kg Haa


sot mix ratio 39iko X 100% -60%)


b. Tells how moist air is, but doesn't tell water vapor count => Sex 100% = 60%

same end # but different #s are divided

to get it in L c. Mixing ratio - water vapor content of air

saturation mixing ratio-How much Water vapor air can possibly hold at

given temperature d Vapor pressure Pressure Of Vapor in

& Contact with its liquid or solid form Las saturated Vapor pressure-vapor pressure Le

of a system at a giren temp. where I w ard the vapor i substance it in equilibrium C o with a plane surface 1100

s less than 100% 4. Unsaturated airit needs more water vapor-Evap> Condens toos, Saturated air-To gain more water vapor, Evap = Conde at

some water vapor needs to leave to make room - 100% Sat 6.supersaturated air- OVER 1000 Seturated

Condensation 7 Evaporation auto? 7. As Belative Humidity goes up temp-decreases 8. Dew pt. -100% Saturated air at given temperature

- Lecture ? 15 Friday . More on Dew point

1. Higher dew point value=higher humidity

level 2. Dew point depression - Difference between

the current temperature and the dew paint 3. Frost point - When air becomes saturated





below freezing point

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4. Sublimation-Solid to gas S. Deposition-Gas to solid 6. Air is closert to Saturation point

Con average) at 6 AM 1. Relative humidity doesn't give a

great representation for how humid it

feels , Dew point does D. Water and clouds Temp. -

T. Sensible heat - Energy responsible for

temperatures going up Phase

2. Latent heat - Energy responsible for

phase changes (solid to liquids: during this phare change time, temperature will flatline

and remain the same 3-Condensation nuclei-small alrborne aerosols

that will serve al nudli for Cloud Condensation

droplets to form around Examples a. Ice crystals volcanic ash, dust,

I pollen hetero geneous nucleation

b. Water = Homogeneous nucleation 4. Supercooled water- When water's cooled to

it's freezing point & ice crystals form in water 5. Fog-Essentially a cloud on the ground

Saturated air on ground levers -

a Areas near coast usually have more i fog because of the colder air and



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Reading #4 A.Vocab

1. Latent heat - Energy released / absorbed by a

Substance during a constant temperature process

(melting phase change) 2. Froit point - Temp. at which air is saturated

with respect to water vapor Over ice Surface 3. Supercooled water-chilling a liquid below

Heezing point without it becoming a solid 4. Fog-Visible mais consisting of cloud water

droplets /ice Crystals suspended in the air B. Cloud reading

I. Clouds are classified by their height above

and appearance from ground 2. Types

a. Cirro-Curl of hair appearance, high level



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b. Altostratus and allocumuis-mid lever

Clouds c. Stratocumulus and nimbo stratur-low level

types of stratus clouds

A Strahus ciods are Uniform fiat and grey d. Cumulus clovos- All capable of producing

Serious storms






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