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Introduction to Atmospheric Sciences (ATOC-210) Assignment # 3, due date March 5, 2009 1) State the three major types of clouds based on their altitude and appearance? What are their composition and temperature? At what altitudes do they form? 2) What causes the colors of a rainbow? Also, distinguish between a primary and secondary rainbow? 3) Speculate on why in some locations the exterior of a rain gauge is painted white. Why
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Unformatted text preview: is it desirable to shield a rain or snow gauge from strong winds? 4) Identify three factors that inhibit dramatic changes in the temperature of large bodies of water? 5) What is meant by a thermometer's response? Why is it an important consideration in selecting a thermometer?...
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This note was uploaded on 12/25/2011 for the course ATOC 210 taught by Professor Ariya during the Winter '09 term at McGill.

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