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BGSU - GEOG 1250 - Class Notes - Week 10

School: Bowling Green State University
Department: Geography
Course: Weather and Climate
Professor: Marius Paulikas
Term: Summer 2015
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Name: Topic 8 Notes
Description: Topic 8 Notes - Weather and Climate
Uploaded: 03/16/2018
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background image Topic 8 Clouds and Precipitation Processes 2 Broad Cloud Types Layered Clouds o Stable environments Convective Clouds o Vertical development o Unstable environments  Classifying Clouds Classified by Height and Form o Height (prefix)  Cirro. – 20,000 ft + Alto – 6,000­20,000 ft Strato – 0­6,000 ft Cumulo – multiple height segments/altitudes o Form (suffix) Cumulus – lumpy, cotton ball Stratus – layered in sheet like formation Cirrus – horse tail, wispy formation Nimbas – precipitating 
background image Cumulus Cumulus Humilis  o 1 st  stage  o Little to no vertical development o Can from in warm environments  Cumulus Congestus  o Have vertical growth  o Saturation particles upwards  o Higher atmospheric altitudes  o “Towering”  o Not precipitating  Cumulonimbus  o Vertical developed and vertical growth 
background image o Precipitation present o Thunderstorm Cloud The Anvil Suggesting powerful thunderstorm present Cloud­Heat Properties Higher the clouds in the atmosphere, the cooler they are o Close – clouds made up of water droplets  o Far – clouds made up of crystal ice droplets Condensation Nuclei What is it? o Small air born solid matter around which cloud droplets develop What can it consist of? o Anything and everything that is solid matter Dust Volcanic ash Etc.  Nucleation Homogeneous Nucleation  o Liquid water that is forming around solid/frozen water (same substance being  made) Heterogeneous Nucleation  o Cloud droplets condensing around everything that is not water Hygroscopic “Water­Seeking Nuclei” o Attract water molecules easier Hydrophobic “Water­Repellent Nuclei” o Repel water molecules – more difficult for condensation to occur Supercooled Water Water that exists in liquid state when temperatures are below freezing Can to be up ­40 degrees F Fog Saturated layer of air  Stratus cloud 

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School: Bowling Green State University
Department: Geography
Course: Weather and Climate
Professor: Marius Paulikas
Term: Summer 2015
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Name: Topic 8 Notes
Description: Topic 8 Notes - Weather and Climate
Uploaded: 03/16/2018
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