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Clouds (BB).ppt - Clouds Lifting Convective Frontal...

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Unformatted text preview: Clouds Lifting: Convective, Frontal, Convergent, Orographic Cirrus, Stratus, Cumulus, Nimbo-, AltoBergeron Process, Warm Rain Points of Emphasis: 1. Some type of lifting mechanism is required for clouds to form. Convective clouds are formed due to instability in the atmosphere. Frontal clouds are associated with the various fronts in cyclonic storms. Orographic clouds are created as air flows over a topographic feature (mountains). Convergent clouds are caused by air flow converging near the surface. 2. There are hundreds of names for clouds. Cirrus clouds are high in the atmosphere, alto- clouds are in the middle of ...
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