Forms of Condensation

[Understanding Weather & Climate, Books a la Carte Edition (6th Edition) #ISBN-13: 978-0321773227 #ISBN-10: 0321773225 CH 5 Atmospheric Moisture]

Forms of Condensation

P.146 Table 5-3

Dew is usually formed on cool, clear, calm nights ;

Frost‘s formation is similar to dew but they also need a temperature below freezing (0 °C)

  1. Dew
    • Lowering temperature to dew point near the surface
    • prefer clear skies and no wind, and usually formed during the early morning
    • Diabatic process 
  2. Frost
  3. Frozen dew
    • formation dew and then cool down to a temperature below 0°C
    • Diabatic process
  4. Fog
  5. Clouds


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