Precipitation Forming Processes


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What are two ingredients of the Bergeron process?

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1. How does sleet form?

2. What is one of the main reasons clouds form?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Precipitation is something that we all have experienced on numerous occasions (usually when we have something nice to do outside!). You can take this assessment and worksheet to test your knowledge of the different types of precipitation and how they occur.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will help you understand:

  • The Bergeron process
  • The formation of sleet
  • Why clouds form
  • Different precipitation processes
  • Riming

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall -check to see what you can remember about the different processes involved in precipitation
  • Defining key concepts - assess your understanding of the terms related to precipitation and their definitions, such as riming and the Bergeron process
  • Knowledge application - apply your knowledge of precipitation by correctly identifying facts about the processes involved with different precipitation types

Additional Learning

For more information on this subject, read the associated lesson called Precipitation Forming Processes. Go through this lesson to learn about:

  • The definition of precipitation
  • Water vapor
  • Clouds
  • Growth in different types of clouds