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Intro to Physical Geography Test 2

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  Intro to Physical Geography Test #2 10/13/2014 1:14:00 PM      10/13/2014 1:14:00 PM    Chapter 7 Continued 10/13/2014 1:14:00 PM   Tunderstorms    Violent, localized, short live Thunderstorm formation    Warm, moist air (oftem mT air mass)    Unstable (or conditionally unstable) allows air to rise    Encouraged by diverging air aloft Thunderstorm life cycle       Mature stage –  updrafts and downdrafts, heavy rain, can create hail    Dissipating stage –  all water is moving out of clouds and it causes light rain The geography of thunderstorms    Frequency decreases with distance from equator (few above 60 degrees)    Most occur during summer’s warm temperatures        (graph that includes land and sea)    Average number of days per year with thundrestroms       east of rockies –  warm tropical air    west coast cold water current doesn’t get the warm tropical air mass Violent associations    Hail    Downburst (or microbursts) –  dangerous for airplanes    Lightening and thunder    Tornadoes   

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