Cloud and Precipitation Processes

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of key physical processes essential in the formation of clouds and precipitation
  • Assess different cloud types based on specific macro- and micro-physical characteristics such as location, size, hydrometeor phase, and texture
  • Describe the role of aerosols in the formation of liquid droplets and ice particles within clouds as well as the impact of aerosols on cloud lifetime, climate, and precipitation
  • Outline key differences between warm, cold, and mixed-phase cloud and precipitation processes
  • Summarize and analyze different means of observing clouds and precipitation from a range of platforms.
  • Winter 2022 Syllabus