3_Earth_Sun_Part1FA09

3_Earth_Sun_Part1FA09 - Last semesters weather on this...

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Last semester’s weather on this lecture day
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Who are the top 3 major CO2 producers in the world? China (Mainland)(1899-2003) United States of America (1800-2003) Russian Federation (1992-2003) Followed by… India (1858-2003) Japan (1868-2003) and European Union Web link A bit of review:
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Atmospheric Pressure “the force exerted by the weight of air” Today: Structure of the ATM: Pressure and Temp
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Where is atmospheric pressure higher? at sea level or on Mt. Everest (>5 mi above sea level)?
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Atmospheric pressure profile Simple Rule: Altitude Pressure
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Joe Kittinger Ultimate Stunt Junkie? 1960 Set two world records that still hold!! 1. Took hot air balloon to 102,000 ft (how high do planes fly?) Joe in front of balloon gondola Web link 2. Jumped out! Longest parachute freefall (up to 614 mph!)
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Why is it physically harder for the Atlanta Falcons to play in the Denver Broncos stadium than their own stadium in Atlanta? Practical application:
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Density of molecules decreases with altitude Less oxygen to breathe Denver Atlanta
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So, a Hiker needs oxygen climbing Mt Everest how high? Everest News Everest 2008: 290 + Summits 1 Deaths K2 2008: elev 29,029 ft. (8848 m)
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profile of the modern ATM more complicated than pressure
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