Unformatted text preview: 5. Saturated vapor pressure over water surface is greater than over ice surface at same temp a. Ice part grows at expense of water droplets 6. Precipitation sounding: vertical profile of temperature 7. Virga: rain not reaching the ground 8. Drizzle: drops less than .5mm diameter 9. Rain to snow ratio: 10 inches of snow melts into 1 inch of water 10. Hail: ice particles vary from size of a pea to grapefruit a. Created on the warmest days of the year b. Rising air: strong updraft and colder temperature...
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- Spring '08
- Precipitation, Water vapor, Rain, Warm cloud process