Home page for ESCI 340 - Cloud Physics and Precipitation Processes

Dr. Alex DeCaria
e-mail:  alex.decaria@millersville.edu

Syllabus and other items available at MU D2L site.

Lecture Notes:  These are the notes that I use to prepare and deliver my lecture.  They are provided here as an additional resource for students.  However, they are not guaranteed to be complete, accurate, or up-to-date, and should not be viewed as a replacement for taking notes in class.  Should these notes conflict with anything I have stated or demonstrated in class, then what it is presented in class takes precedence.  Please bring any discrepancies to my attention.   Links to lecture notes not activated until after lecture is given.

Lessons

Number
Topic
Answers to Exercises
(if applicable)
1
Cloud Types and Properties

2
Thermodynamics of Moist Air

3
Buoyancy and Stability

4
Cloud Droplet Formation

5
Diffusional Growth
6
Collision-Coalescence
7
Ice Crystal Formation and Growth

8
Precipitation

9
Thunderstorms

10
Weather Radar

11
Atmospheric Optics
 
12
Clear-air Optical Phenomena

13
Liquid Droplet Optical Phenomena

14
Ice Crystal Optical Phenomena

15
Charge Separation in Clouds

16
Cloud-to-ground (CG) Lightning

17
Intra-cloud (IC) Lightning

18
Other Types of Lightning