clouds - . . . . . . . . . contrails Radius Terminal...

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Clouds and Precipitation Cloud types Droplet and ice crystal growth Precipitation types
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Height: high (> 6 km) middle (2-6 km) low (< 2 km)
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Height: high (> 6 km) middle (2-6 km) low (< 2 km) Structure: cirro strato cumulo
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. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . contrails
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Aguado and Burt, Figure 7-2
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Curvature effect
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Water
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Curvature effect Flat surface Curved surface: molecules have greater surface area for evaporation Higher (> 100%) relative humidity required
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Aguado & Burt, Figure 5-12
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Solute effect Is evaporation rate greater for pure water ? …or water in solution?
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Unformatted text preview: . . . . . . . . . contrails Radius Terminal velocity Maximum fall distance before evaporation (m) Large raindrop 2500 m (2.5 mm) 8.9 ms-1 280,000 Small raindrop 500 m 4.0 ms-1 1,000 Drizzle 100 m 1.5 ms-1 150 Avg. cloud droplet 25 m 0.076 ms-1 &amp;lt; 0.1 Large condensation nucleus 0.5m 0.00004 ms-1 &amp;lt; 0.0000033 Aguado and Burt, Figure 7-3 Aguado and Burt, Figure 7-4 Aguado and Burt, Figure 7-5b Aguado &amp;amp; Burt, Figure 7-6 Aguado and Burt, Figure 7-5a Aguado and Burt, Figure 7-7 sleet freezing rain...
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This note was uploaded on 06/06/2011 for the course GEOG 202 taught by Professor Carborne during the Fall '10 term at South Carolina.

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