Equinoxes-vernal in march-autumnal in September-daylength is 12 hours at all latitudes-solar declination is at the equator (sun directly overhead at noon)-insolation is zero at equator Solstices-area within the Antarctic and Arctic circles get 24 hours during summer solstice-24 hours of darkness in winter solstice-solar declination is at 23.5N (summer) and 23.5S (winter)-insolation = latitude – (solar declination) Wind-caused by movement of air from higher pressure to lower pressure-also known as the pressure gradient force Radiation-Sun emits shortwave-Earth emits longwave Saturated cools slower?-water takes longer to change temperatures Relative Humidity-ratio of actual amount of water vapor in the air to the total amount of water wapor in the air at saturation-dependent on air temperature because the ability of the atmosphere to evaporate moisture changes as air temperature changes-warmer air can evaporate more moisture than cooler air-air with higher dew point temperatures can hold more water
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This test prep was uploaded on 04/03/2008 for the course GPH 111 Lab taught by Professor Dorn during the Fall '07 term at ASU.