QUESTIONS FOR CH7- STABILITY AND CLOUD DEVELOPMENT
- What is meant by stable and unstable
equilibrium? How are these concepts related to the
- Why does rising air expand and cool?
- Why does sinking air compress and warm?
- What is an adiabatic process?
- What is the dry adiabatic lapse rate?
- What is the moist adiabatic lapse rate?
Why is it less than the dry adiabatic lapse rate?
- What is the bottom line for determining
- What is the environmental lapse rate? How
is it determined?
- What are the three cases of atmospheric
- How are stable and unstable layers created
in the atmosphere?
- What type of clouds would you expect to
form in different atmospheric stability cases?
- How are cloud base and cloud top
determined based on atmospheric stability?
- What is the "level of free
- What are common lifting mechanisms for
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