8 Weather 2 - Rainfall Dry Air mountain Prevailing wind...

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Frontal Two masses of air of different temperature, humidity and density meet Warm air is “lighter” than cool air. Warm air rises over cool air.
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Cold Fronts and Warm Fronts
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Orographic Rainfall Warm moisture-laden wind blowing in to the land from the sea encounters a natural barrier
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Warm Moist air Air cools
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Unformatted text preview: Rainfall Dry Air mountain Prevailing wind Ocean Orographic Lifting High rainfall Low rainfall Prevailing wind Rain shadow wet dry 39 18 110 The Mojave Desert Sierra-Nevada 5000-13,000 ft. Convective Rising of warm, moist air due to surface heating Equatorial Regions Florida Southeast...
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This note was uploaded on 02/10/2011 for the course SWS 2007 taught by Professor bonczek during the Fall '09 term at University of Florida.

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8 Weather 2 - Rainfall Dry Air mountain Prevailing wind...

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