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Unformatted text preview: -liquid gas: evaporation; energy is absorbed-gas liquid: condensation; energy is released-gas solid: deposition; energy is released *very important as an energy source in the atmosphere 4. Know the material in the section on variations in the energy balance. Energy balance between incoming and outgoing radiation; net gains or losses between incoming and outgoing radiation vary w/ latitude; net gain near equator, net loss near poles 5. Understand the role of greenhouse gases (water vapor and carbon dioxide) and clouds in controlling the temperature in the troposphere. Review the forecast problem we did in class when we were talking about water vapor and clouds as controlling factors on temperature 6. Know why water heats and cools more slowly than land. Water heats and cools more slowly than land because it has a higher specific heat than land; so it takes more energy to change the temperature of water than it does the temperature of land...
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This note was uploaded on 11/14/2010 for the course ATMO 1300 taught by Professor Phillips during the Fall '08 term at Texas Tech.
- Fall '08