Clouds
Radar
Space
General Meteorology
Severe
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What clouds are made of

water and dust particles

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A radar tracking system using the Doppler effect to determine the location and velocity of a storm, clouds, precipitation, etc

Doppler Radar

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An intense, temporary release of energy from the sun

solar flare

100

Spanish for the niño

El niño

100

weather event categorized by falling or blowing snow, 30+ kt winds, 1/4m visibility and lasts for at least 3 hours

Blizzard

200

Clouds composed of ice crystals

Cirrus

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Speed at which radar signals travel

speed of light 3 x 10^8 m/s

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Term to describe the area between the sun and the earth

Interplanetary medium

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The factors that affect the earth's seasonal variation and angle of incidence of the incoming solar radiation

Rotation and Revolution

200

destructive vortex with the appearance of a funnel-shaped cloud beneath a large storm system

Tornado

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puffy fair weather cloud

Cumulus

300

The amount of time the radar takes to transmit one pulse

pulse length

300

Continual outward flow of charged particles from the sun

Solar wind

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Differences in air pressure would cause what?

What is wind.

300

scale that uses damage to structures to estimate wind speed of tornadoes

Fujita scale

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cloud formed at the surface

fog

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The wavelength best used for detection of light to moderate rain

3cm

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Time when solar bursts are most common

solar maximum

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the driving factor in earth's large scale atmospheric circulations

unequal heating of the earth

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  A large volume of fast moving water

flash flood

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This cloud is large, dark and high in the sky. It is associated with bad weather such as thunderstorms.

What is cumulonimbus.

500

The ability of the radar to distinguish between two targets at the same range and approximately the same direction of the radar

azimuth resolution

500

amount of energy manufactured by the sun per second

3.85 x 10^26 watts

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the balance of these forces causes cyclonic circulation in the northern hemisphere

pressure gradient force against coriolis force and centrifugal face

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elements of severe thunderstorm

3/4 in hail and 50kt+ winds

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