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Extra

100

The change of state from a gas to a liquid is called….
What is condensation?

100

What happens when air is compressed?
What is air molecules move faster and air temperature rises?

100

Which clouds are often associated with thunder and lighting?
What is Cumulonimbus?

100

Orographic lifting is associated with…
What is mountains?

100

When two temperatures read nearly the same on a psychrometer, you can conclude that…
What is the air has a high relative humidity?

200

The process of converting a liquid to a gas is know as ….
What is evaporation?

200

A temperature inversion occurs when air temperature _____ with height.
What is increases?

200

Which term means “rainy cloud”?
What is nimbus?

200

Most fogs are the result of what? (Two reasons)
What is movement of air over a cold surface and radiation cooling?

200

Water vapor makes up what fraction of atmospheric gases?
What is 0 to 4%?

300

A change in temperature to which air would have to be cooled to reach saturation is called….
What is dew point?

300

What is the dry adiabatic rate?
What is 10°C / 1000 Meters

300

Which cloud type consists of globular cloud masses with a cauliflower structure?
What is cumulus?

300

Cool air acts as a barrier over which warmer, less dense air rises, in a process known as…
What is frontal wedging?

300

Which gas is most important for understanding atmospheric processes?
What is water vapor?

400

The process by which water vapor changes directly to a solid is called….
What is deposition?

400

Air that has reached its water-vapor capacity is said to be….
What is saturated?

400

These are examples of what: Dust, smoke, and salt particles
What is condensation nuclei?

400

Thermals are ____ parcels of warm air.
What is rising?

400

Energy that is stored or released during a change of state of water.
What is latent heat?

500

Which term describes the conversion of a solid directly to a gas, without passing through the liquid state…
What is sublimation?

500

The wet adiabatic rate of cooling is less Than the dry rate because…
What is the release of latent heat.

500

Name three cloud types?
What is stratus, cumulus and cirrus?

500

What type of air lifting cause thunder storms?
What is convergence?

500

In what processes do freezing nuclei play a role?
What is the Bergeron Process?