Lecture 4 Insolation and Temperature

Lecture 4 Insolation and Temperature - CHAPTER FOUR:...

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CHAPTER FOUR:  INSOLATION AND TEMPERATURE TUESDAY, FEB. 5 I. The Impact of Temperature on the Landscape A. Affect the organic and inorganic components of the landscape. 1. Animals and plants  2. Soil  3. Human-built  II. Energy, Heat, and Temperature 1. Energy 1. Kinetic 2. Chemical 3. Radiant 2. Temperature and Heat 1. Temperature  2. Heat (AKA thermal energy) 3. Measuring Temperature 1. instruments for measuring temperature.  2. temperature scales  (1) the Fahrenheit Scale,  (2) the Celsius Scale (3) the Kelvin scale (a) Measures what are called  absolute temperatures (i) Degrees Celsius = degrees Kelvin -273º (ii) Degrees Kelvin = degrees Celsius + 273º III. Solar Energy A. Electromagnetic Radiation  1. Radiant Energy 2. Wave length
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(1) Visible light—0.4 to 0.7 micrometers  (2) Ultraviolet Radiation—0.01 to 0.4 micrometers (3) Infrared Radiation —0.7 to 1,000 micrometers  3. Insolation IV. Basic Heating and Cooling Processes in the Atmosphere
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