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Department
Geology
Course
GEOL 2207
Professor
J.Finnis
Semester
Summer

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Special Storms SQUALL LINES - Heaviest rain cells merge into a long narrow line - TYPE of multicell storm - Triggered along COLD FRONTS or other strong air-mass boundaries AIR MASS THUNDERSTORMS - Garden variety storms that pop up in scattered locations within a large air mass - Due to strong heating of the ground by the sun - Do not need to form along fronts/boundaries - SHORT LIVED SUPERCELL STORMS - Severe long, lasting, rotating - Violent wind gusts - CAUSES: Tornadoes and hail - Often consists of on
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