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The Buoyancy of Air
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Air Air is all around us all the time. A mixture of nitrogen, oxygen, and minute amounts of other gases that surrounds the earth and forms its atmosphere.
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Buoyancy The tendency of any object to rise in a fluid.
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Air depending on temperature has a certain buoyancy.
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Air will travel up and down vertically until the surrounding air temperature matches and the buoyancy levels out.
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Atmosphere Atmosphere- is a mixture of gases that surround a celestial body which has sufficient gravity to maintain it.
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Determining Air  Stability If air is already still and has found its comfort zone, (the air temperature and buoyancy surrounding the air is all the same) than vertical movement is no
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Unformatted text preview: longer necessary and the air is said to Atmosphere Stability The atmosphere can become both stable and unstable. Cold air sinks due to a lower temp and a lower pressure. Hot air rises due to a higher temperature and a higher pressure. Precipitation Precipitation Any and all falling objects made up of water in our atmosphere. All precipitation originates in the clouds, however most clouds do not yield precipitation. What produces precipitation? Raindrops ~vs~ Water Droplets Precipitation Production Collision and Coalescence Precipitation Production Ice-Crystal Formation Forms of Precipitation Rain Sno w Sleet Glaz e Hail Rain Snow Sleet Glaze Hail...
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This note was uploaded on 02/25/2009 for the course ACC 101 taught by Professor Fried during the Spring '09 term at Coastline Community College.

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