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11.1: Introduction to Weather Processes and Systems

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    This chapter has several goals and objectives:

    • Describe the various aspects and elements of weather and atmospheric water.
    • Explain how air masses and weather fronts together form mid-latitude cyclones.
    • Describe the three phases a thunderstorm goes through in it’s life cycle.
    • Determine the causes and geographic location of most tornadoes around the world.
    • Describe the genesis of hurricanes formation
    • Compare the difference between blizzards lake effects, and heat waves.
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