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Weather and Climate chap 1 notes

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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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