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Identify the wrong statements with respect to thunderstorms. 
i) Thunderstorms form when moist, unstable air is lifted vertically into the atmosphere. This results in release of latent heat.
 ii) The continuous vertical upliftment of air parcel results in formation of nimbostratus clouds.


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a) i only
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b) ii only
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c) Both i and ii
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d) None of the above
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Solution

The correct option is C b) ii only
b) 
Explanation: The continuous vertical upliftment of air parcel results in formation of cumulonimbus clouds. This extends up to height of 20km.
Lifting of the air can be caused by:
Unequal warming of the earth surface
Orographic lifting of air flow
Dynamic lifting because of frontal zone.

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