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arianna meterology disc quiz 2 - ADIABATIC PROCESS: when...

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ADIABATIC PROCESS: when air parcels rise , they expand and it cools as parcels descend , environment compresses and it warms stability and lapse rates lapse rate : rate at which temp decreases with height dry adiabatic process (no clouds): the rate at which it cools is 10 degrees C/km instability : if its lapse rate is greater than its dry adiabatic lapse rate, if air rises and cools and is STILL warmer than its environment, it is considered unstable clouds keep the surface of the earth cooler vapor pressure : actual measure of water pressure present in the total pressure partial pressure : total pressure in the atmosphere accounted for by water , function of pressure saturation pressure : partial pressure due to saturation , function of temperature saturation : water vapor and liquid water are in equilibrium , for every molecule that evaporates , one must condense relative humidity : ratio between the 2 pressures supersaturation : relative humidity can be above 100% without
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This note was uploaded on 03/01/2012 for the course AOSC 200 taught by Professor Hudson during the Spring '08 term at Maryland.

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