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Define Climate
Expected Weather Patterns
Define Wave Length
DISTANCE BETWEEN 2 PEAKS OF A WAVE
DEFINE WEATHER
CONDITIONS AT A GIVEN PLACE AT A GIVEN TIME
DEFINE PRESSURE
WEIGHT OF AIR ABOVE
DEFINE TEMPERATURE
HOW FAST THE MOLECULES ARE MOVING
DEFINE INSOLATION
INCOMING SOLAR RADIATION
WHY ARE SUNSETS RED
PATH LENGTH IS LONGER, WHEN SUN IS LOW ON HORIZON IT MUST TRAVEL THROUGH MORE ATMOSPHERE
DEFINE ALBEDO
% OF SHORTWAVE RADIATION REFLECTED BY SURFACE
6 ELEMENTS THAT MAKE UP THE ATMOSPHERE
TEMPERATURE, HUMIDITY, PRESSURE, WIND-SPD.& DIRECT. PRECIPITATION, CLOUD TYPE&AMT.
DEFINE TROPOSPHERE
PART OF ATMOSPHERE WHERE ALL WEATHER OCCURS 1ST, 10-12 KM OF ATM/BOTTOM LAYER
WHAT IS A GREEN HOUSE GAS
SHORTWAVE RADIATION COMES FROM SUN AND TRAPS THE REFLECTED LONG WAVE RADIATION
AT WHAT TEMP DOES MOLECULAR MOTION STOP
0 KELVIN, ABSOLUTE ZERO
WHAT ARE THE 2 MAIN FORMS OF ENERGY
KINETIC, POTENTIAL
3 WAYS HEAT IS TRANSFERRED FROM TROPICS TO POLAR REGIONS
STORMS, OCEAN CURRENTS, GLOBAL WINDS
DEFINE SPECIFIC HEAT
AMOUNT OF EG. TO HEAT A SUBSTANCE
10 CLIMATE CONTROL FACTORS
LATITUDE, ELEVATION, LAND VS WATER, GLOBAL WIND PATTERNS, OCEAN CURRENTS, VOLCANOES, GHGS, ALBEDO FEEDBACK, LOCAL CONDITIONS
WHAT ARE 2 PRIMARY GASSES OF ATMOSPHERE
NITROGEN, OXYGEN
WHAT DAY IS THE DUN DIRECTLY OVER THE TROPIC OF CANCER
SUMMER SOLSTICE, JUNE 22
DEFINE CONDUCTION
EG. TRANSFER THROUGH DIRECT TOUCH
AT WHAT LAYER DOES OZONE LAYER OCCUR
STRATOSPHERE
WHAT HAPPENS TO TEMP. AS YOU RISE IN TROPOSPHERE
GENERALLY IT DROPS
WHAT HAPPENS TO PRESSURE AS YOU RISE IN TROPSPHERE
PRESSURE ALWAYS DECREASES AS YOU GO UP
3 WAYS EG. IS TRANSFERRED
RADIATION, CONDUCTION, CONVECTION
WHAT DAY DOES THE SUN RISE ON THE NORTH POLE
SPRING EQUINOX
DEFINE AEROSOLS
ANY SOLID OR LIQUID PARTICLE IN THE ATMOSPHERE THAT IS NOT WATER
3 WAYS RADIATION INTERACTS WITH SURFACE
ABSORB, REFLECT, TRANSMIT
COAST OF CONTINENT THAT WOULD EXPECT A COLD CURRENT
WESTERN
DEFINE ISOTHERMAL LAYER
LAYER IN ATMOSPHERE WHERE TEMP REMAINS CONSTANT
AS AN OBJECT HEATS UP, 2 WAYS EMISSION CHANGES
ENERGY EMITS MORE, SHORTER WAVE LENGTH
5 SPHERES OF EARTHS SYSTEM
HYDRO-WATER, ATMO-AIR, BIO-LIFE, LITH-ROCK, CRYO-ICE
3 REASONS WHY WATER HELPS MODERATE MARITIME CLIMATES
CIRCULATES, SPECIFIC HEAT, TRANSMITS EG.
WHAT ARE 2 MOTIONS OF THE EARTH
REVOLVING, ROTATING
WHAT CAUSES EARTHS SEASONS
THE EARTHS TILT
WHAT ARE 2 MAIN BRANCHES OF GEOGRAPHY
PHYSICAL, HUMAN