Civil Engineering - Water Resources Engineering - Discussion


Precipitation caused by lifting of an air mass due to the pressure difference, is called

[A]. cyclonic precipitation
[B]. convective precipitation
[C]. orographic precipitation
[D]. none of these.

Answer: Option A


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Ram said: (Jan 28, 2017)  
I think it is Convective precipitation.

Chintu said: (Mar 9, 2017)  
Cyclonic precipitation - It is caused by the lifting of air mass due to a pressure difference. A cyclone is a large low-pressure region with circular wind motion.

Convective Precipitation caused due to upward movement of air that is warmer than the surrounding air due to localised heating.

Orographic Precipitation : It is responsible for most of the heavy rains in large parts of India. It is caused by moist air masses that strike natural topographic barriers like mountains, causing them rise upwards, causing cooling, condensation and precipitation.

Shams said: (May 15, 2017)  
Well said @Chintu.

Ashish said: (Jul 3, 2017)  
Correct description @Chintu.

Silver Heaven said: (Aug 25, 2017)  
Convective ..........Temperature diffrence.
Cyclonic...............Pressure diffrence.
Frontal ...............Warm and cold air masses.
Orographic..........Mountain barrier.

Megha Manju said: (Jul 5, 2018)  
Thanks @Chintu.

Vinod said: (Sep 9, 2018)  
Nice @Chintu.

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