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Unformatted text preview: between cloud and ground Little ice age--Maunder minimum—a cooler intercal between 1645 to 1715 CE when astronomers noted minimal sunspots on the sun’s surface Medieval maximum—a relatively warm interval in the northern hemisphere between about 1000 to 1300 CE Microburst—sudden strong downrushes of wind and water from a thundercloud Ozone—a gaseous molecule compsed of three atoms of oxygen Sleet—precipitation of fine icy particles formed as frozen rain Thunder—the sound given off by rapidly expanding gases along the path of a lightning discharge Thunderstorm—a tall, buoyant cloud of moist air that generates lightning and thunder usually accompanied by rain, gusty winds, and sometimes hail Tipping point—the point at which long term small changes suddenly produce large effects tornado...
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This note was uploaded on 03/12/2008 for the course EAS 122 taught by Professor Brown during the Spring '05 term at USC.
- Spring '05