Introduction to Weather Processes and Systems

Learning Objectives

This chapter has several goals and objectives:

  • Describe the various aspects and elements of weather and atmospheric water.
  • Explain how air masses and weather fronts together form mid-latitude cyclones.
  • Describe the three phases a thunderstorm goes through in it's life cycle.
  • Determine the causes and geographic location of most tornadoes around the world.
  • Describe the genesis of hurricanes formation
  • Compare the difference between blizzards lake effects, and heat waves.


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