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UCLA Instructional Objectives: By the end of the section on Precipitation Processes you should be able to: Describe the primary cooling mechanism responsible for condensation of liquid water in air Define the dry adiabatic lapse rate and state its value Define the moist adiabatic lapse rate and describe how/why its typical value corresponds to the dry adiabatic lapse rate List and describe the two primary growth mechanisms for water droplets in clouds Use the Marshall-Palmer size distribution to compute the number of droplets in a cloud, and the liquid water content in clouds Draw and label a schematic of the various processes related to cloud/precipitation physics
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Unformatted text preview: • Compute the precipitation reaching the surface using the integral relating drop size distribution, uplift and terminal velocities, and critical drop diameter • List and describe the four primary lifting processes involved in the meteorology of precipitation • Look at and read a typical surface weather map • Describe and explain the latitudinal dependence of precipitation • List and describe some typical ways of measuring precipitation • List and describe the primary ways of characterizing areal average precipitation over a region...
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