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What fog forms occurs when ground cools rapidly due to terrestrial radiation?
What is radiation fog that is less than 20 feet think?
What fog occurs when a layer of warm, moist air moves over a cold surface? And what else is required?
Advection fog. Wind is required for advection fog to form.
What fog occurs when moist, stable air is forced up sloping land features?
Upslope fog. Wind is required
What fog forms when cold, dry air moves over warm water?
What fog occurs in cold weather when the temp is much below freezing and water vapor forms directly into ice crystals?
What 3 things are required for a cloud to form?
Water vapor, condensation nuclei, as well as a method to cool the air.
What are the classes of low clouds and what high AGL do the extend too?
Stratus, stratocumulus, and nimbostratus
What AGL do middle clouds form and extend too? What clouds are middle clouds?
6,500 AGL to 20,000 AGL
What AGL do high clouds form and what types are there?
20,000 AGL. Cirrostratus, cirrocumulus, and cirrus.
what are the three stages of a thunderstorm?
cumulus, mature stage, dissipating stage.
What three things are needed for a thunderstorm?
Lifting force, sufficient moisture, and instability.
heaped or piled clouds
Formed in layers
ringlets, fibrous clouds, also high level clouds above 20,000 feet.
lens shaped, formed over mountains in strong winds.
rain bearing clouds
ragged or broken
high, also middle level clouds existing at 5,000-20,000 feet.