EES 108 Class 17

EES 108 Class 17 - Types of clouds High: >6 km...

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Unformatted text preview: Types of clouds High: >6 km (20,000 ft) Optically thin Ice crystals No precipitation Middle: 2-6 km (6500-20,000 ft) Water droplets Little precipitation Low: <2 km (6500 ft) Optically thick Water droplets Precipitation Fog: Ground level Vertical development Tall: Start low, reach middle/high Water and ice Precipitation Violent storms Cloud types Wave (lenticular) clouds Lenticular Clouds Lenticular clouds Lenticular clouds Lenticular clouds What makes fog? Cool air to dewpoint Radiation Advection Conduction/Convection Lifting Upslope fog Raise dewpoint Steam Fog Frontal Fog Radiation Fog Upslope fog Warm moist air flows up sloping surface (mountains) Rocky mountains, Appalachians Adiabatic or diabatic? Why? Up-slope fog Advection fog Advection = horizontal movement of air Carrying heat and/or moisture from one place to another Contrast to convection...
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This note was uploaded on 04/09/2008 for the course HIST 101 taught by Professor Guliver during the Spring '08 term at Vanderbilt.

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EES 108 Class 17 - Types of clouds High: >6 km...

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