Types of Rainfall

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  • Created on: 07-05-14 19:37

Types of rainfall

Relif Rainfall

  • Evaporation occurs in warm air as it travels across oceans and seas.
  • When it reaches lands it is forced upwards if it encounters large mountains
  • as the air rises it cools by 1C every 100 m.
  • cold air cannot hold as much moisture as warm air
  • when it reches dew point it condendes and this causes clouds to form
  • Rain occurs on the windward slope
  • when the air has passed over the mountains it starts to warm and decend.
  • as warmer air can hold more water vapour evaporation occurs and the clouds dissapear
  • the dry area of the mountain is…


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