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Chapter 1 1. The difference between weather and climate Weather is the condition of the atmosphere at some place and time (temperature, pressure, wind, clouds, etc.) Climate is the average of the weather over a long period of time (also includes the extremes of weather) 2. The 6 general characteristics of the atmosphere 1. 3 dimensional fluid 2. has motion (horizontal (stronger) and vertical (weaker) motions) 3. no defined top in terms of altitude 4. very shallow depth (in a relative sense) 5. has mass and therefore weight due to gravity 6. mainly composed of invisible gases and aerosols 3. The difference between permanent and variable gases in the atmosphere and identify the gases in each category we discussed A permanent gas distribution remains constant Nitrogen- 78% Oxygen- 21% variable gas distribution varies in space and time water vapor H 2 O carbon dioxide CO 2 ozone O 3 4. The information presented in class about each of the three variable gases *refer to notes page 2 of chapter 1
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