Science Ch. 8 Quiz 3
Terms in this set (10)
an intermittent light snowfall of short duration (generally light snow showers) with no measurable accumulation
intense, but limited duration, period of moderate to heavy snowfall, accompanied by strong, gusty surface winds and possibly lightning
natural sequence through which water passes into the atmosphere
The theory of raindrop formation in warm clouds that suggests that the small droplets in clouds grow larger by coalescence until they are sufficiently heavy to fall. As they fall, they collide with other droplets, growing still bigger. Coalescence may be due to collision, but not every collision results in coalescence.
-snowflakes with white, feathery branches forming a leaf or star-shaped pattern
Rain that freezes when it hits the ground or another surface and coats the surface with ice.
round pellets of ice larger than 5 mm in diameter. formed in cumulonimbus clouds during a thunderstorm.
droplets of water, most common kind of precipitation, made of water
when water vapor in a cloud is converted directly into ice crystals.
(light rain) usually from stratus clouds, which don't have enough air movement to build up larger raindrops.