Apr_15_2010_t-storms_intro_compass

Apr_15_2010_t-storms_intro_compass - Cumulonimbusclouds...

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Overview of Thunderstorms Cumulonimbus clouds - Develop vertically - Contain lightning and thunder Thunderstorm Season: March- September Problems: - Human Life Loss- 152 deaths per year - Property Damage- $12.5 billion - Agricultural Damage- $2.4 Billion Benefits: - Water supply for agriculture     and  consumption A single small thunderstorm contains… 900,000,000 gallons # of days per year w/ t-storms
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Def: Parcel = A blob of air we can identify as it moves through the atmos Def: Environment = the air outside of the parcel Def: Adiabatic Process = no mixing of the air in the environment with the air in the parcel KEY IDEA: compare the temp of the parcel to the temp of the environment 1 st  Ingredient: An Unstable Atmosphere Def. Stability: Resistance to change parcel
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Rising Air and Stability. LCL LFC EL One Parcel in this storm For this example, the ELR is  fixed at 8C/km.  For an air parcel… Rising air __ cools ___ by __
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This note was uploaded on 11/27/2011 for the course ATMS 120 taught by Professor Snodgrass during the Spring '10 term at University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign.

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