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BGSU - GEOG 1250 - Class Notes - Week 8 Notes

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background image GEOG Week 8 Notes (LCL continued from week 7) Windward side ­ mountain side with air rising up alongside the mountain (cooling) Leeward side ­ side where air flows down and away from the mountain (warming) Atmospheric Stability: (most challenging stuff) Level of Free Convection (LFC) ­ first altitude where surface parcels become warmer 
than the atmosphere and first altitude where the atmosphere becomes unstable
Equilibrium Level (EL) ­ first altitude above the LFC where surface parcels become cool 
again and stabilizes; end point; levels cease to continue upward.
Stability and Instability on a Thermodynamic Diagram

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School: Bowling Green State University
Department: Geography
Course: Weather and Climate
Professor: Marius Paulikas
Term: Summer 2015
Tags: GEOG, geography, and weather and climate
Name: Week 8 Notes
Description: These notes cover LFC, EL, absolute instability and stability, conditional instability, and clouds.
Uploaded: 03/07/2018
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