Clouds and Weather
absorb thermal energy, the water evaporates causing the air to be warm and moist. … As warm, moist air rises, it gives off some thermal energy as the moisture condenses, forming clouds.
Moisture condenses in the warm air, as it ascends, causing energy and more heat to be released. The heat causes the low pressure area to increase, which allows the formation of clouds and turbulent winds.
What are 5 examples of thermal energy?
Examples of Thermal Energy
- Solar Energy. Solar radiation (a form of thermal energy) heats up our atmosphere, that’s why heat is felt on Earth.
- Geothermal Energy. …
- Heat Energy From the Oceans. …
- Fuel Cell Energy. …
- A Glass of Cold Chocolate and a Cup of Hot Chocolate Milk. …
- Melting Ice.
What is the role of latent heat in thunderstorms and other severe weather events?
Latent heat plays a very important role in thunderstorms and hurricanes. Clouds form when warm air rises and the water vapor it contains condenses onto particles called cloud condensation nuclei. … The latent heat then warms the surrounding air around the new cloud droplet causing instability.
What kinds of energy are involved in weather?
So what kind of energy do we see in the weather around us? We see the energy of movement, kinetic energy, when the wind blows, and we see electrical potential energy being converted to heat and kinetic energy in a lightning strike.