SCIN ch. 17

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The most common reason that dew forms is ________.

radiant cooling of the ground and adjacent air in the evening

Orographic lifting is related to mountain barriers, and it is often associated with ________.

desert conditions on the leeward side of the mountains and excessive rainfall on the windward side

When warm moist air moves over a cold surface, ________ fog may result.


Hail is most commonly associated with ________.


Irregular heating of the air can produce thermals, which are ________.

pockets of warm air that rise

The Coalescence-Collision Process applies to ________ .

warm clouds

Water is unique because ________.

it exists in three different states at normal conditions in the earth’s atmosphere

Relative humidity is a measure of ________.

the ratio of the water vapor in the air to the amount of water vapor that it would take to saturate the air

The process of converting a liquid to vapor is termed ________.


This fog forms in valleys at night.

radiation fog

How does snow vary with temperature?

Cold snow is powdery and light, while warm snow is moist.

When supercooled raindrops freeze on contact with solid objects, ________ forms.


When a mass of cold air collides with a mass of warm air, what happens?

The warm air rises above the cold air.

Which of the following cloud types is most commonly associated with precipitation?


A parcel of unsaturated air has a temperature of 0°C as it crosses a mountain range at 3000 meters. If it descends, what will its temperature be when it reaches sea level?

30 degrees

We are likely to have our highest relative humidity ________.

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