lec15 - -Weighing the atmosphere-Altitude Mountain...

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1 ES 2 W09 Lec #15 The Atmospheric Commons: Reading: : Ch13, p305 Fig.14.16, p376 Sec18.2; p10-15 • Composition of the atmosphere: a historical perspective • Trace greenhouse gases of concern • Atmospheric structure -Troposphere & its temperature lapse rate & weather -The water trap • Significance of atmospheric pressure & density changes
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Unformatted text preview: -Weighing the atmosphere-Altitude Mountain Sickness: HAPE & HACE-Sustainability exmple: Wind energy 2 3 Pg.14 4 Tropopause 5 Environment Lapse Rate (ELR) = - 6 o C/KM ELR (C) 6 Height (KM) (feet) 8.5 29,028 5.5 18,000 4.3 14,000 2.4 8,000 2.0 6,500 1.5 5,000 AMS Altitude Mountain Sickness HAPS High Altitude Pulmonary Edema HACS High Altitude Cerebral Edema 7 Wind Energy ( air density) x (windspeed) 3 8...
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