SCIN Ch. 17

25 July 2022
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The most common reason that dew forms is ________.
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radiant cooling of the ground and adjacent air in the evening
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Orographic lifting is related to mountain barriers, and it is often associated with ________.
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desert conditions on the leeward side of the mountains and excessive rainfall on the windward side
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When warm moist air moves over a cold surface, ________ fog may result.
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Advection
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Hail is most commonly associated with ________.
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Cumulonimbus
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Irregular heating of the air can produce thermals, which are ________.
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pockets of warm air that rise
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The Coalescence-Collision Process applies to ________ .
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warm clouds
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Water is unique because ________.
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it exists in three different states at normal conditions in the earth's atmosphere
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Relative humidity is a measure of ________.
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the ratio of the water vapor in the air to the amount of water vapor that it would take to saturate the air
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The process of converting a liquid to vapor is termed ________.
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Evaporation
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This fog forms in valleys at night.
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radiation fog
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How does snow vary with temperature?
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Cold snow is powdery and light, while warm snow is moist.
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When supercooled raindrops freeze on contact with solid objects, ________ forms.
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Glaze
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When a mass of cold air collides with a mass of warm air, what happens?
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The warm air rises above the cold air.
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Which of the following cloud types is most commonly associated with precipitation?
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Nimbostratus
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A parcel of unsaturated air has a temperature of 0Ā°C as it crosses a mountain range at 3000 meters. If it descends, what will its temperature be when it reaches sea level?
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30 degrees
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We are likely to have our highest relative humidity ________.
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About Sunrise