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Unformatted text preview: between cloud and ground Little ice age--Maunder minimuma cooler intercal between 1645 to 1715 CE when astronomers noted minimal sunspots on the suns surface Medieval maximuma relatively warm interval in the northern hemisphere between about 1000 to 1300 CE Microburstsudden strong downrushes of wind and water from a thundercloud Ozonea gaseous molecule compsed of three atoms of oxygen Sleetprecipitation of fine icy particles formed as frozen rain Thunderthe sound given off by rapidly expanding gases along the path of a lightning discharge Thunderstorma tall, buoyant cloud of moist air that generates lightning and thunder usually accompanied by rain, gusty winds, and sometimes hail Tipping pointthe point at which long term small changes suddenly produce large effects tornado...
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- Spring '05