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06/06/10 EATS1011 Winter 2008 EATS1011.03 Introduction to Atmospheric Science John C McConnell
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06/06/10 EATS1011 Winter 2008 Course Information Text book : "Essentials of Meteorology - An Invitation to the Atmosphere" , C. Donald Ahrens, Fifth Edition 2008. Note that the other editions are acceptable as well. (The figures I show will be from Editions 4 and 5) York Internet Site : Access to the York University web site is necessary, because the course material will gradually be put on the web page. Communication regarding exams, labs, etc will be posted on the web page. https://horsehead.ccs.yorku.ca/moodle/login/index.php General Content: The origin, composition and vertical structure of the Earth’s atmosphere and those of other planets. The present global atmospheric circulation. Weather systems, measurements and weather maps; atmospheric chemistry: the ozone layer and atmospheric pollution, climate change (more or less! )
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06/06/10 EATS1011 Winter 2008 Course Information ctd Introduction to course Composition of the atmosphere Density and pressure Temperature and humidity Energy, heat Radiation Variations in temperature Water in the atmosphere (condensation) Cloud classification Stability and vertical motion
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06/06/10 EATS1011 Winter 2008 Course Information ctd Clouds and precipitation Winds General circulation Air masses Thunderstorms, tornadoes, hurricanes Air quality Climate change Other planets Glossary p445 Cloud Chart - endspiece
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06/06/10 EATS1011 Winter 2008 Course Information ctd Some of the material of the corresponding chapters in the book may not be covered in the course. Additional supporting information might be brought in from other sources. During each lecture, specific references where the material can be found will be provided. Laboratory Assignments: There will be 5 labs for this semester: Lab 1 Pressure, Temperature, Humidity January 21-25 Lab 2 Composition and Vertical Structure of Atmospheres Feb 4-8 Lab 3 Solar Flux and Albedo February 18-22 Lab 4 Clouds, Radar and Satellite Images March 3-7 Lab 5 Synoptic Winds March 17-21
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06/06/10 EATS1011 Winter 2008 Environment Canada Jet Stream Forecast
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06/06/10 EATS1011 Winter 2008 MSLP, humidity, temperature, rainfall
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06/06/10 EATS1011 Winter 2008 (geopotential) height of 500 hPa surface
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06/06/10 EATS1011 Winter 2008 Mean Sea Level Pressure – 500 mb thickness isobar thickness Temperature
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06/06/10 EATS1011 Winter 2008 Blue relative humidity – solid 700 hPa
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06/06/10 EATS1011 Winter 2008 12 hour cumulative precipitation (mm)
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06/06/10 EATS1011 Winter 2008 Environment Canada mid-IR10.7 μ m
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06/06/10 EATS1011 Winter 2008 Introduction Atmospheric composition (ch1) Origins Pressure and density (ch 6) Vertical structure Pressure Temperature structure
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06/06/10 EATS1011 Winter 2008 Fig. 1-CO, p.xviii
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06/06/10 EATS1011 Winter 2008 Fig. 1-1, p.3 Vertical structure Earth’s radius 6,370 km Tropical cloud tops 14 km
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06/06/10 EATS1011 Winter 2008 Table 1-1, p.3 What is our atmosphere made of?
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06/06/10 EATS1011 Winter 2008 Table 1-1, p.3 Permanent gases
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