Ch20_Lecture - Today's Epitome Roll Questions? Chapter 19...

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05/12/09 GEOL 1401/tob 1 Today’s Epitome Roll Questions? Chapter 19 Review Explain what an air mass is. Describe how air masses are classified. Describe the general weather associated with each air mass type. Discuss the differences between warm fronts and cold fronts. Describe the primary mid-latitude weather producing systems. List the atmospheric conditions that produce thunderstorms, tornadoes, and hurricanes. Lecture on Ch 20
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05/12/09 GEOL 1401/tob 2 G EOL1401 – Chapter 19 Weather Patterns and Severe Storms Dr. Thomas O. Bush Roberts 116 thomasbu@dbu.edu 214-333-5318
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05/12/09 GEOL 1401/tob 3 Climate Aggregate of weather Involves the exchanges of energy and moisture that occur among the Atmosphere Hydrosphere Solid Earth Biosphere (the stuff that’s growing), and Cryosphere (ice and snow) World Climates Every location has a distinctive climate The most important elements in a climatic description are Temperature, and Precipitation
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05/12/09 GEOL 1401/tob 4 Climate classification  Köppen classification of climates Order to large quantities of data Best known and most used system Divides the world into climatic regions in a realistic way Boundaries Köppen chose were largely based on the limits of certain plant associations Uses mean monthly and annual values of temperature and precipitation Five principal climate groups A, C, D, and E climates are defined on the basis of temperature characteristics Precipitation is the primary criterion for the B group Humid tropical (A) Dry (B) - Deserts Humid middle-latitude with mild winters (C) Humid middle-latitude and severe winters (D) Polar (E)
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05/12/09 GEOL 1401/tob 5 Climates of  the world  based on the  Köppen  classification 
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05/12/09 GEOL 1401/tob 6 Humid tropical (A) Winterless climates All months have mean temperature above 18ºC Two main types Wet tropics High temperatures and year-round rainfall Luxuriant vegetation (tropical rain forest)
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This note was uploaded on 04/15/2008 for the course GEOL 1401 taught by Professor Thomasbush during the Spring '08 term at Dallas Baptist.

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Ch20_Lecture - Today's Epitome Roll Questions? Chapter 19...

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