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cloud form names
cloud height names
(cloud form) Cumuliform
(cloud form) Stratiform
(cloud form) nimbo/nimbus
(cloud height) Cumulus/ stratus
low lying clouds
(cloud height) Alto
(cloud height) Cirro/ Cirrus
wispy, highest altitude
Moist content in air masses
C and M , Continental and Marine
Temperature content air masses
A, AA, P, T : Arctic, Antartic, Polar, Tropical
air is forced to rise over a mountain or object blocking its path
3 major wind patterns
(wind patterns) polar easterlies
cold winds that blow from east to west. near the polar regions
(wind patterns) Prevailing westerlies
winds that blow from west to east
-they are located at 30 to 50 degrees latitude in N and S hemisphere
(wind patterns) Tropical easterlies
- -they blow from northeast in northern hemisphere and they blow from southeast in southern hemisphere.
- -they act as steering flows for tropical storms
air goes up near equator falls down to cool near polar and goes in a cycle.
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