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Meteorology

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Explain the process of Condensation Water that collects as droplets on a cold surface when humid air is in contact with it.
What are the three main types of clouds and describe them? Cumulus, Stratus, and Cirrus. Cumulus clouds are the puffy clouds that look like puffs of cotton. Cumulus clouds that do not get very tall are indicators of fair weather. If they do grow tall, they can turn into thunderstorms.
What type of cloud produces thunderstorms? Cumulonimbus clouds
Which two factors mainly classify air masses?
Where do maritime air masses form Warm and Moist surfaces
Where do continental air masses form Dry surfaces
What kind of air mass would form over Atlanta, Georgia Maritime Tropical
What kind of air mass would form over the Gulf of Mexico Maritime Tropical
what is a front a boundary separating two masses of air of different densities
What is a funnel shaped cloud that reaches the surface of the earth called? a Tornado
What happens when a hurricane moves over land? It dissipates
where do hurricanes form warm ocean water
where do hurricanes get there energy Ocean Surface
What is the area where the temperatures are the warmest with low pressure and no winds during a hurricane called? Eye of the hurricane
How do thunderstorms form? Its produced by a cumulonimbus cloud, usually producing gusty winds, heavy rain.
What two main factors determine climate? Temperature and Precipitation
What causes a flood and which type of storm can lead to a flood? Flooding occurs in known floodplains when prolonged rainfall over several days, intense rainfall over a short period of time, Hurricanes can also cause floods
When does lightning mostly occur? Spring and Summer months are the best time for thunderstorms to form and happen. This is due to the cold dry air from the north and the warm moist air from the south meeting.
what type of clouds form as a cold front develops Thunderstorms
how does the unequal heating of earths atmosphere cause tornadoes The intense spinning of a tornado is partly the result of the updrafts and downdrafts in the thunderstorm (caused by the unstable air) interacting with the wind, resulting in a tilting of the wind shear to form an upright tornado vortex.
what type of air mass would influence the weather for the central part of the U.S during the winter Continental Polar
which air mass would form over the coast of southern california Maritime Tropical
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