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Mike Mesrobian Section 2 notes 2/16/09 Cloud Formation Clouds are a must for precipitation For clouds to from you must have: water vapor, condensation nuclei, a method to extract water Family of Clouds High Clouds 5km + Middle Clouds 2km-5km Low Clouds <2km Clouds with extensive vertical build-ups High Clouds - Cirrus - Cirrostratus - Cirrocumulus Middle Clouds - Altocumulus - Altostratus Low Clouds - Stratus - Stratocumulus - Nimbostratus Clouds of vertical development - Cumulus - Cumulonimbus Classification of Clouds - created by Luke Howard - Latin terms identify the shape o Cirrus: wispy fibrous o Alto: middle o Stratus: sheet like, not a lot of precip (low to middle level) o Cumulus: heaped up, lumpy o Nimbus: rain, precipitation Cloud typically has 5x10to the 8 th gr/km Weighs 550 tons
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Bases of Convective Clouds Bases=(Temp.-Dew Point)/(Dry ALR-Dp LR) DALR: 10c/km CONSTANT DpLR: 2 C/km CONSTANT Types of Fog: Valley Fog Advection Fog Radiation Fog 2/27/09 Ccylonic Circulations opposite in hemispheres
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