ch 1 pr 12567 - 6. 4 spheres of Earth: a. Atmosphere: The...

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GEOL 150 McKeever 1/4/2007 Ch. 1: Pr. 1, 2, 5, 6, 7 1. Weather is persistently changing and is the condition of the atmosphere at a certain time and place. Climate is a collection of weather conditions and is a summary of past weather patterns and events that aids in describing a place or region. 2. a. Weather b. Weather c. Climate d. Weather e. Weather f. Climate g. Climate h. Weather i. Weather and Climate 5. A radiosonde is a lightweight package of instruments that are fitted with radio transmitters the send data back regarding temperature, pressure, and relative humidity in the lower portions of the atmosphere. They are sent twice daily and the data given is used in making accurate weather forecasts.
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Unformatted text preview: 6. 4 spheres of Earth: a. Atmosphere: The atmosphere is the gaseous envelope that surrounds the earth. It protects Earth from harmful solar radiation among other things. b. Geosphere: The geosphere is the solid portion of the earth, such as rock and minerals. c. Hydrosphere: The hydrosphere is the water portion of Earth, such as oceans. d. Biosphere: The biosphere contains living organisms such as plants and animals. 7. Open systems differ from closed systems in that closed systems allow energy to move freely in and out, but matter cannot enter nor leave the system. An open system allows both matter and energy to flow into and out of the system....
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