Unit 10

Precipitation gauge. Photo by Nicole Mölders
Precipitation gauge. Photo by Nicole Mölders

Learning goals

  • Understanding the morphology of clouds and the precipitation characteristics from a cloud microphysical and thermodynamical point of view
  • Sketching where the cloud microphysical processes may occur
  • Identification of clouds and precipitation types
Cirrus clouds. Photo by Nicole Mölders
Cirrus clouds. Photo by Nicole Mölders

Students’ Tasks

    1. Watch this video on the material that will be discussed in class and take notes
  1. Read chapters 3.9 to 3.9.2.4 (included) of Lectures in Meteorology and take notes
  2. Be able to present the material learned
  3. Answer the questionnaire by 1500 AST the day before class.

You can find the Sky Watcher Chart, and the powerpoint slides Unit10_ppt at the links.

Class work

In class, wee will apply the material learned to solve these problems, among other things.