METR 110 - Class Notes - 01.23.08

METR 110 - Class Notes - 01.23.08 - METR 110: Class Notes...

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METR 110: Class Notes 01/23/08 Earth at about 23.5 0  in relation to the ecliptic plane 23.5 not constant (22-24) Caused by a collision between the earth and another planet, knocking the earth out of  balance. Results o The moon o The Pacific Ocean Basin. December Solstice: 12/21,22 June Solstice: 6/21, 22 March Equinox: September Equinox: Vertical structure of the atmosphere The atmosphere has mass, but our bodies are accustomed to it. o Pressure Atmospheric pressure decreases with increasing height. Total weight of the atmosphere:  5.18 x 10 18  kg. Measure atmospheric mass with a barometer. Air Density/Pressure vs. Altitude Not linear At 500mb, 50% mass above, 50% is below. o About 5.5 km o Depends on temperature below that level. Layers of the Atmosphere  Generally, as pressure decreases, temperature decreases. Primary heating sources
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This note was uploaded on 04/11/2008 for the course METR 110 taught by Professor Grimaldi during the Spring '08 term at SUNY Oneonta.

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