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1 ATMO 324: Guide to the Final Exam (Dec. 11, 2007) Exam format : Several multiple-choice questions, a few qualitative and quantitative questions. Covering Chapters 1-6, 8, 11, 12 Excluding 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 3.11, 4.6.1, 11.6, 12.5, 12.6 ( Note: Equations in bold are particularly important .) Chapter 1 : Introduction to the Climate System 1.1 Climate system components 1.2-1.3 Atmospheric temperature & composition Lapse rate " = # $ T z = 6.5 o C / km (Eq. 1.1) 1.4 Hydrostatic balance p = " RT (Ideal gas law) 1.5: Atmospheric humidity 1.6-1.8: Ocean, Cryosphere, Land Chapter 2: The Global Energy Balance 2.1-2.2: Energy, Solar system, planets 2.3: Energy balance of the Earth Stefan-Boltzmann Law E BB = T 4 (Eq. 2.5) 2.4: Emission Temperature of a planet, albedo S 0 4 (1 " # p ) = T e 4 (Eq. 2.9) 2.5: Greenhouse Effect (1-layer model) 2.6: Global radiative flux balance 2.7: Distribution of Insolation Q = S 0 d d " # $ % 2 cos ( s (Eq. 2.14) 2.8: Energy balance at the Top of the Atmosphere:
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