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Atmospheric Phenomena: Introduction (02:47)


Earth has a variety of landscapes and climates. The poles and tropical regions receive light in different ways. Temperate regions provide the most favorable conditions for human life; weather forecasting is a valuable service.

The Atmosphere (01:57)

A layer of gases covers Earth; the atmosphere is in a continuous state of movement. Most atmospheric phenomena occur in the troposphere.

Cloud Formation (01:35)

Sea and ocean evaporation is the main source of water vapor in the atmosphere. Vapor ascends, colliding with cold air, and forming clouds. Cloud types include stratus and cumulus.

Rainfall (01:40)

Not all clouds produce rainfall. Cloud droplets must reach a determined size to produce rainfall. Ice particles can melt or form snowflakes or hailstones.

Storms (02:24)

Thunderstorms are the most common type of storm and usually produce hail and rain; they can produce lightning. Other storm types include hurricanes, typhoons, cyclones, and tornadoes. Meteorological stations help identify and track hurricanes.

Summary (01:48)

Review the content about atmospheric phenomena discussed in this video.

Credits: Atmospheric Phenomena (00:40)

Credits: Atmospheric Phenomena

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Atmospheric Phenomena

Part of the Series : Just the Facts Earth Science Essentials Series
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Atmospheric phenomena directly influence the formation of different landscapes of our planet. In this program we’ll discuss the weather forecast, the atmosphere, the troposphere, meteorological observation stations, and more. Topics include: Rain, Hail, Lightning, Cloud Formation, Thunder Storms, Hurricanes, and Tornadoes.

Length: 15 minutes

Item#: FPT155144

Copyright date: ©2013

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