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Precipitation - Types Of Precipitation, Formation Of Precipitation, Precipitation Formation In Warm Clouds, Precipitation Formation In Cold Clouds - Human influences on precipitation

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In meteorology, precipitation is water in either solid or liquid form that falls in Earth's atmosphere. Major forms of precipitation include rain, snow, and hail. When air is lifted in the atmosphere, it expands and cools. Cool air cannot hold as much water in vapor form as warm air, and the condensation of vapor into droplets or ice crystals may eventually occur. If these droplets or crystals continue to grow to large sizes, they will eventually be heavy enough to fall to Earth's surface.


Precipitation is obviously important to humankind as a source of drinking water and for agriculture. It cleanses the air and maintains the levels of lakes, rivers, and oceans, which are sources of food and recreation. Interestingly, human activity may influence precipitation in a number of ways, some of which are intentional, and some of which are quite unintentional. These are discussed below.


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over 5 years ago

does the precipitation fall into the ocean???

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about 9 years ago

Hi , i was so uplifted to know that there are more types of precipitation that i knew before and more than that what we should learn is how to make the best use from that and also to know that the importance and effect of global warming

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almost 7 years ago

there are more types of precipitation according to lifting mechanism.

Convective ppt

Orographic PPt

Cyclone PPt

but i coud not find detail here

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about 10 years ago

i think precipitation is agood thing in life to juss watch when it is raining or sumthing.