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These storms are characterized by very low atmospheric pressures in the calm,
clear centre of a circular structure of rain, cloud, and very high winds. In the
western Atlantic and the Caribbean they are called hurricanes; and in the
Turbulence is important because it churns and mixes the atmosphere and causes
water vapour, smoke, and other substances to diffuse. Because it increases the
evaporation of water from the Earth's surface and spreads it through the ...
In the atmosphere, visibility is governed principally by the amount of light
scattered by the atmosphere along the path from the observer to the object; the
greater the scattering, the less the visibility. In the absence of any particulate
matter in the ...
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