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P HYSICAL G EOGRAPHY S TUDY G UIDE M ID T ERM Introductory latitude/longitude International Date Line time zones globe/map limitations scale, ratio scale Tropics 23½ ° plane of the ecliptic Circle of Illumination equinox solstice Earth's Energy insolation solar radiation long/short wave radiation absorption reflection albedo scatterting transmission greenhouse effect latent heat urban heat island Temperature heat temperature Fahrenheit/Celsius altitude normal lapse rate inversion layer latitude cloud cover topography land-water differences global patterns thermal equator Atmospheric Circulations pressure barometer wind pressure gradient - PGF coriolis force warm air rises cool air sinks Hadley Cell wind direction designation trade winds
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Unformatted text preview: sub tropical high - STH horse latitudes ITCZ doldrums jet stream local winds Santa Ana Winds Katabatic Winds Land Sea Breeze Mountain Valley Breeze Water & Atmospheric Moisture states of water latent heat humidity - absolute, relative saturation dew point condensation dry/wet adiabatic rate clouds - types fog - types Weather atmospheric lifting convective lifting orographic lifting frontal lifting air masses cold/warm fronts squall line midlatitude cyclones weather maps hurricanes (cyclones) thunderstorms lightning tornadoes Climate components Köppen Classification System types & characteristics tropical A dry arid & semiarid B mesothermal C (midlatitude) microthermal D boreal forest polar E highland H...
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This note was uploaded on 04/09/2008 for the course GEOG 3 taught by Professor Walsh during the Fall '07 term at Saddleback.

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