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Water vapor and Dew Point in Atmosphere

Water vapor and dew point in Atmosphere Water vapor present in the air is known as humidity. It is expressed quantitatively in different ways. The......

Evaporation in Atmosphere

Evaporation in Atmosphere The amount of water vapor in the atmosphere is added or withdrawn due to evaporation and condensation respectively. Evaporation is a process......

Condensation in Atmosphere

Condensation in Atmosphere The transformation of water vapor into water is called condensation. Condensation is caused by the loss of heat. When moist air is......

Tropical Cyclones

Tropical cyclones are violent storms that originate over oceans in tropical areas and move over to the coastal areas bringing about the large-scale destruction caused......

Extra Tropical Cyclones

Extra Tropical Cyclones The systems developing in the mid and high latitude, beyond the tropics are called the middle latitude or extra tropical cyclones. The......

Thunderstorms and Tornadoes

Thunderstorms and Tornadoes A storm (produced by a cumulonimbus cloud) that includes rain showers, lightning, and thunder. Severe local storms are thunderstorms and tornadoes. They......

Seasonal Wind

Seasonal Wind The pattern of wind circulation is modified in different seasons due to the shifting of regions of maximum heating, pressure and wind belts.......

Fronts of Air Masses

Fronts of Air Masses When two different air masses meet, the boundary zone between them is called a front. It is defined as the transition......

Air Masses

Air Masses When the air remains over a homogenous area for a sufficiently long time, it acquires the characteristics of the area. The homogenous regions......

Pressure and Wind Direction

Pressure and Wind Direction The velocity and direction of the wind are the net results of the wind generating forces. The wind blows because of......

General Circulation of the Atmosphere

General circulation of the atmosphere The circulation of wind in the atmosphere is driven by the rotation of the earth and the incoming energy from......

General Atmospheric Circulation and its Effects on Oceans

General Atmospheric Circulation and its Effects on Oceans Atmospheric circulation is the movement of air at all levels of the atmosphere over all parts of......