ATMO Notes Ch. 7 - Precipitation Processes Chapter 7...

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Precipitation Processes Chapter 7 Overview : 1. Clouds are composed of tiny liquid water drops and/or ice crystals. 2. How do the water drops or ice crystals that make up a cloud grow large enough to fall as precipitation. 3. Different forms of precipitation Precipitation is liquid or solid forms of water falling from a cloud. I. Growth processes in clouds There are 2 growth processes that result in precipitation. Which one is operating depends on the _______________________ in the cloud. Growth in Warm Clouds A warm cloud is a cloud in which temperatures are The growth process leading to precipitation is called For this process to occur, cloud drops must be different sizes. Larger drops _____________________ with smaller drops. When cloud drops collide they merge which is called ________________________. Growth in cold clouds A cold cloud is a cloud in which temperatures in all or part of the cloud are The growth process leading to precipitation is called the Cold clouds can be composed of a.
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