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Precipitation and the Sounding Diagram
This undergraduate meteorology tutorial deals with the interplay between the vertical temperature structure of the atmosphere and the temperature of the ascending air in the formation of precipitation. Students learn about the dry and moist adiabatic lapse rates, reading and interpreting sounding diagrams, and determining the change in temperature as air parcels rise or sink.
Intended for grade levels:
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Tutorial
Subject:
  • Atmospheric science
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright 1996-1998 Texas A&M University, Texas A&M Meteorology Department and Dr. John Nielsen-Gammon. All rights Reserved. The modules are copyrighted, but are otherwise provided free of charge. They may be freely reproduced for noncommercial use, provided that the copyright notices are retained.
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-003-757
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Author: Prof John W. Nielsen-Gammon
Texas A&M University, Department of Atmospheric Sciences

Contributor: Mr John Douglas Fulton
Sandia National Laboratories

Publisher: Prof John W. Nielsen-Gammon
Texas A&M University, Department of Atmospheric Sciences