chapter 1 study guide - Quiz 1 Study Guide Station Model...

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Quiz 1 Study Guide Station Model Notation : compact way of writing weather data on a map Cloud Cover Temperature Dew Point Temperature Wind Direction and Speed Pressure Common Weather Symbols Rain Snow Fog Rain Shower Thunderstorm Tropical Storm Hurricane Units Pressure: mb Temperature: ° F Dew Point Temp: ° F Wind Direction: N, S, E, or W and from or to Wind Speed: knots=mi/hr After pressure is measured, the leading 9 or 10 and the decimal pt are removed and the remaining numbers are plotted on the map Average and Typical Range of Sea-Level Pressure: 950.0 mb-1050.0 mb Surface Weather Maps Surface observations are made and a new map is prepared hourly 24-hour Clock is used Time Zone used: Universal Time [Greenwich Mean Time or Zulu Time] o Greenwich Mean Time is 7 hours ahead of Tucson Time Isobar = a line connecting points of equal pressure Isotherm = a line connecting points of equal temperature Small horizontal differences in pressure cause the wind to blow
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This note was uploaded on 04/03/2008 for the course NATS 102-031 taught by Professor Iforgot during the Spring '08 term at University of Arizona- Tucson.

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