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Lab 13 - Copy - replace the rising hot air we feel wind...

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Lab 13- Weather and Wind Climate is more meteorological as weather is more atmospheric. Weather is also measured at a set time, while climate is an average over longer periods of time. Climate is like a time periods norm for weather and temperatures. A climate may also define an ecosystem or environment based on the frequency of a certain type of weather. In short, weather is a measure of climate. The main elements of weather are temperature, humidity, air pressure and wind. Temperature is the heat or chill in any given environment. This can base what types of animal or plant would survive depending on the organism’s physical structure. Humidity is the dampness in the air from water vapor. Air pressure is the amount of pressure given off by the atmosphere. Air pressure tends to grow the higher the elevation. Wind is the movement of air through the atmosphere, usually measured by wind speed. Wind is formed by the fact that hot air rises. First, the sun heats the earth causing the air to grow hot and rise. As the cooler air moves in to
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Unformatted text preview: replace the rising hot air, we feel wind blowing. This is how temperature causes wind. These varying differences in temperature are called convections or advections. Air is also moved by different pressures. Jet streams are narrow air currents located between the stratosphere and the troposphere caused by the heating of the atmosphere. They run between areas with large differences in temperature. They are used to help forecast the weather and used to help planes reach their destination faster, since by traveling within them the plane becomes more aerodynamically sound. Works Cited http://www.technologystudent.com/energy1/wind1.htm http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Temperature http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/noaa-n/climate/climate_weather.html http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wind http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jet_stream#Description http://ww2010.atmos.uiuc.edu/(Gh)/guides/mtr/cyc/upa/jet.rxml...
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