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thermodynamic and dynamic effects of cumulus clouds observed in AMTEX"74. by Tsoi-Ching Yip

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Thesis (M.Sc.), Dept. of Physics, University of Toronto.

ContributionsCho, Han-Ru (supervisor)
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Pagination107 p.
Number of Pages107
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Open LibraryOL18910818M

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The other side of the storm, by contrast, may look diffuse and wispy, evidence of gentler air motions and less abrupt distinctions between cloudy and clear air. These visible macroscale features of mature storms evolved from smaller convective elements in response to the effects .   Cumulus clouds take on a variety of forms and sizes ranging from non-precipitating fair-weather cumuli to heavily precipitating thunderstorms. In this chapter we shall discuss the dynamic characteristics of cumuli, ranging from boundary layer cumuli to towering cumuli or cumulus congestus.   Clouds that occur when air becomes highly buoyant and accelerates upward in a localized region (~ –10 km horizontal extent) are referred to as convective or cumuliform clouds. Included in this group are both cumulus and cumulonimbus, which differ sharply from the layer clouds considered in Chapters 5 and 6, not only in their visual appearance but also in their dynamics and . Clouds’ Formation Processes According to thermodynamics Principles and laws, the necessary condition for a rain to occur is that the cloud forms. In other words, only part of clouds can produce rains. This therefore implies that water vapor contained in the moist air parcel shown in Figure 2 reaches saturated values. This process depends.

Effects of the life cycles of cumulus clouds, on the large-scale heat and moisture equations are derived by introducing a cloud distribution function which describes the cloud fractional coverage. Cambridge Core - Climatology and Climate Change - Thermodynamics, Kinetics, and Microphysics of Clouds - by Vitaly I. Khvorostyanov. Thermodynamics of cumulus clouds SR de Roode Mixing diagrams are investigated to explore whether mixing of undiluted (adiabatic) cumulus cloud air with clear air from the clear environment can lead to buoyancy reversal, i.e. mixed parcels that are both saturated and negatively buoyant with respect to the dry environment.   As a pilot, you know that the atmosphere is constantly evolving. The changes in precipitation, cloud types, and hazards you see all link back to changes in temperature, pressure, and forces. Understanding weather means understanding the two main meteorological processes behind weather changes: dynamics and thermodynamics.