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1.A conditionally unstable atmosphere occurs when _____.

air is forced to rise

the environmental lapse rate falls above both the dry and moist adiabatic rates

the environmental lapse rate falls between the dry and moist adiabatic rates

air is forced to sink

the environmental lapse rate falls below both the dry and moist adiabatic rates

2.How can a conditionally unstable atmosphere become unstable?

Stable air from higher in the atmosphere moves downward.

Rising air starts to sinks back to the surface.

Warmer air rises above colder air.

Rising air becomes saturated.

Rising air becomes totally dry.

3.Latent heat released by cloud formation causes an air parcel to cool.

True

False

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