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ch14_rev - Jon Ahlquist 12/3/2006 Review of chap 14:...

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Jon Ahlquist 12/3/2006 MET1010 Intro to the Atmosphere 1 Review of chap 14: Thunderstorms ± What is the definition of a thunderstorm? ± To what does “convective” refer? ± In what environment does an ordinary thunderstorm form? ± What is an updraft? A downdraft? ± What does it mean to say that dry air is “entrained” into a cumulus cloud? How does the appearance of a cumulus cloud show you that entrainment is occurring? ± What 2 factors cause air to sink in a thunderstorm? Thunderstorms ± What is a “cell” in a thunderstorm? ± How long does a cell last in an ordinary thunderstorm? ± What is the life cycle of an ordinary thunderstorm? ± At what stage in its life cycle does an ordinary thunderstorm have the most intense updraft? ± What kills an ordinary thunderstorm? ± What is a gust front? ± What is it like if a gust front passes you? Thunderstorms ± Why is it common for a new thunderstorm cell to form at gust front, particularly where gust fronts from two thunderstorms meet? ± What is a multicell thunderstorm?
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