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1. Introduction to convective weather
1. Introduction to convective weather
1. Introduction to convective weather
1. Introduction to convective weather

1.1.3.2. Cumulus mediocris

CUMULUS MEDIOCRIS Cumulus mediocris develop from Cumulus humilis and display more vertical development, up to 3000 m altitude. They generally do not produce precipitation, although...
1. Introduction to convective weather

1.1.3.3. Cumulus congestus (Towering cumulus)

CUMULUS CONGESTUS Cumulus congestus clouds form in deep moist convection, as an intermediate stage between cumulus mediocris and cumulonimbus – a cumulus mediocris will grow...
1. Introduction to convective weather
1. Introduction to convective weather
1. Introduction to convective weather

1.2. Thunderstorms

In this section we are going to take a general look at thunderstorms. What is a typical thunderstorm. We will take a thunderstorm apart into...
1. Introduction to convective weather
1. Introduction to convective weather

1.2.2. Updraft and downdraft

A thunderstorm (or even a rain shower for that matter) is organized into two main components: updraft and downdraft. The updraft is the rising warm,...