For this assignment, you will trace the path of a hypothetical parcel as it moves over a mountain. You will assume the mountain base to be at sea level on both sides with a peak of 3,000 meters (m) and that the initial parcel conditions include a temperature of 10 °Celsius and a lifting condensation level (LCL) of 1,000 m. Be sure to provide a written explanation of all your calculations.

Specifically, the following critical elements must be addressed:

  •   Calculate parcel temperatures for all windward and lee-side levels and explain your calculations.

  •   What would happen to the parcel (size, Ta, relative humidity [RH]), and how would it change as it ascends the windward side and descends the lee side?

    What would the parcel temperature be at 1,000 m on the windward side, at the peak, 1,000 m on the lee side, and at the lee base? Why would the temperatures be different at the same levels on each side of the mountain?

    Guidelines for Submission: Your assignment must be submitted as a one-page Word document, with double spacing, 12-point Times New Roman font, one-inch margins, and all sources used cited in APA format.