Chapter 3 - GEO 200

Chapter 3 - GEO 200 - Matthew Purosky 9-23-2009 GEO-200...

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Matthew Purosky 9-23-2009 GEO-200 Chapter 3 Study Guide Definitions: carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) (p. 57) – minor gas in the atmosphere; one of the greenhouse gases; by-product of combustion and respiration chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) (p. 63) – synthetic chemicals commonly used as refrigerants and in aerosol spray cans; destroy ozone in the upper atmosphere climate (p. 67) – an aggregate of day-to-day weather conditions over a long period of time controls of weather and climate (p. 67) – the most important influences acting upon the elements of weather and climate Coriolis effect (Coriolis force) (p. 70) – the apparent deflection of free-moving objects to the right in the Northern Hemisphere and to the left in the Southern Hemisphere and to the left in the Southern Hemisphere and to the left in the Southern Hemisphere, in response to the rotation of Earth elements of weather and climate (p. 67) – the basic ingredients of weather and climate – temperature, pressure, wind, and moisture exosphere (p. 59) – the highest zone of Earth's atmosphere heterosphere (p. 61) – that portion of the atmosphere above the homosphere where there is an irregular layering of gases in accordance with their molecular weights homosphere (p. 60) – a zone of homogenous composition comprising the lowest 80 kilometers (50 miles) of the atmosphere, where the principal gases have a uniform pattern of vertical distribution
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This note was uploaded on 10/26/2009 for the course GEO 220 taught by Professor Brucefye during the Spring '09 term at Northern Virginia.

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