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1

What are the two processes involved with the formation of precipitation? Describe.

Bergeron effect- water evaporates off a droplet in a cloud deposits on ice crystals in mid to high levels.
Collision process- particles collide creating larger particles

2

What is the terminology associated with the collision process? Describe.
CAFA

Coalescence: collision of liquid drops to form larger particles
Aggregation: collision of solid particles to form larger particles
Fragmentation: breaking up of an ice crystal or large water droplet into smaller droplets.
Accretion: collision of solid and liquid particles to form larger particles

3

Which cloud types are associated with stability? Instability?

Stable: ST, NS, AS, AC, SC (conditionally unstable), CS
Unstable: ACC, TCU, CB, CU,AC, CC.

4

What type of precipitation falls from Stratiform cloud and cumuliform cloud?

Intermittent or continuous
Showery

5

List the three factors that explain the intensity of precipitation
UCC

Updraft strength: assists in growing particles in cloud
Cloud water content: higher temperatures increase potential for water content
Cloud vertical thickness: greater thickness could favour greater intensities.