Weather and Climate chap 1 notes

Weather and Climate chap 1 notes - Clouds- visible mass of...

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Weather and Climate Robert Mera - T.A. Office Hours - 3:15 – 4:00 Jordan Hall *Don’t ask to move finale exam date. Seniors Metorology: study of the atmosphere and its phenomena. Weather- the specific conditions of the atmosphere at a particular place and time. (fig. 1.2) Climate- “average weather” or the mean conditions of the atmosphere over an extended period of time. (fig. 1.3, 1.4) Temperatue – The degree of hotness or coldness Moisture – a measure of water content
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Unformatted text preview: Clouds- visible mass of suspended water droplets Percipitation- any form of water falling to the surface Pressure- the weight of the air above an area Wind movement of the air. Observation Aloft Measurements of four of these elements. Radiosondes, or Rawinsondes This data can then be disseminated Nationwide and displayed using a variety of plots and maps including the: Synoptic weather map (fig. 12.5a, box 12-2)...
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