Causes of Precipitation: Convection, Orographic Uplift & Frontal Uplift

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Which of the following happens when a warm front interacts with a cold air mass?

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1. Which of the following is always present when orographic uplift occurs?

2. What must be present in order for convective uplift to occur?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz is designed to test you on the most important factors that cause precipitation. The questions will ask you about several concepts, including orographic uplift, convective uplift and the adiabatic cooling process.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be asked to:

  • Understand what happens when warm fronts interact with cold air masses
  • Know what object is always present during an orographic uplift
  • Recall what's needed to cause a convective uplift
  • Identify causes of precipitation
  • Describe the adiabatic cooling process

Skills Practiced

This quiz will help you practice the following skills:

  • Information recall - access knowledge you've gained regarding the interaction between warm fronts and cold air masses
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge of adiabatic cooling to describe its process
  • Reading comprehension - make sure you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the causes of precipitation

Additional Learning

Watch the related lesson, Causes of Precipitation: Convection, Orographic Uplift & Frontal Uplift, to learn more about these concepts. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define precipitation and clouds
  • Understand the concept of stable vs. unstable air masses
  • Learn about frontal uplift
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