physical science

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efrain12
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physical science
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2011-11-06 00:40:35
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  1. thunderstorms
    - form by a single cumulnimbus cloud
  2. 3 stages of development of thunderstorms
    - cumulus stage

    -mature stage

    -dissipating stage
  3. (stages of thunderstorms) Cumulus stage
    - development 12000 m towers of clouds

    -warm air rises in surges

    -clouds support precipitation and hail as well
  4. (forms of precipitation) mature stage
    -accumulated precipitation

    -gusty winds, lightning, hail

    -heavy precipitation
  5. (forms of precipitation) dissipating stage
    -cooling effect marks the end of the thunderstorm activity
  6. Tornadoes
    rotating column of air

    • --air rushes into tornado
    • -winds approach 300 miles per hour
  7. form of tornadoes?
    -severe thunderstorms producing fronts

    -hurricanes

    - huge thunderstorms called super cells

    - cold dry air mixes with warm, moist air in central region.
  8. air mass
    - carries weather patterns by large masses of air
  9. air masses most important in north america
    cP and mT

    cP: continental polar

    mT: maritime tropical, brings precipitation to eatern part of US

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