8 Weather 1 - How do Clouds Float? Size: 10 micons...

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Fronts Mountains Heat Capacity Latent Heat “The Weather”
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Clouds and Rain Cloud formation and precipitation is determined ultimately by the vertical movement of air . Upward motion enhances cloud formation Cloud formation leads to rainfall. Warm air holds more moisture than cold air. As warm air rises, it cools and cannot hold moisture
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Clouds Clouds form when moisture condenses from the atmosphere . When the moisture in clouds is sufficiently abundant, raindrops or snow falls to the earth’s surface. If clouds are condensed moisture (liquid water), how do clouds float in the air?
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Unformatted text preview: How do Clouds Float? Size: 10 micons Velocity: 0.3 cm/sec or 10 meters/hr ETA: 350 hours (3500 m or 10,500 ft) Updrafts Evaporation Terminal Velocity It takes about 15 million cloud droplets to form the typical raindrop 120 to 200 mph Precipitation: Rainfall 70% of earth surface covered by oceans Ocean evaporation accounts for 90% of precipitation. 10% to land 90% to Oceans Residence time in atmosphere: 14 days Evaporation 4,200 bgd Rainfall Rainfall and Rainfall Types Frontal Orographic Convective...
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8 Weather 1 - How do Clouds Float? Size: 10 micons...

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