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What is the temperature to which a parcel of air would need to be cooled to reach saturation?dew point
98.9%
What do hygrometers measure?relative humidity
82.2%
Result of warm and cold air collidingfront
76.7%
Rate of adiabatic temperature change in saturated airwet adiabatic rate
76.7%
Rate of adiabatic cooling or warming in unsaturated airdry adiabatic rate
75.6%
An imagined volume of air enclosed in a thin elastic coverparcel
74.4%
Hygrometer consisting of two thermometers mounted side by sidepsychrometer
72.2%
When warm, less dense air if forced over cooler denser airfrontal wedging
68.9%
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When a pile up of horizontal air flow results in upward movementconvergence
65.6%
Occurs when elevated terrains, such as mountains, act as barriers to the flow of airorographic lifting
63.3%
Result of warm, dry air descending on the leeward side of a mountain causing a lower chance of precipitationrain shadow desert
57.8%
Process in which the surrounding air infiltrates a vertically moving column of airentrainment
55.6%
Process that produces delicate patterns of ice crystalsdeposition
52.2%
Altitude at which a parcel reaches saturation and cloud formation beginslifting condensation level
47.8%
When unequal surface heating causes localized pockets of air to rise because of their buoyancylocalized convective lifting
35.6%

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