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Click to edit Master subtitle style 2/5/11 University of Florida Physical Geography 2200L Instructor: Caroline Staub Spring 2011
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Click to edit Master subtitle style 2/5/11 Energy, heat and temperature Energy: the capacity to do work 2 main types: 1) Potential energy contained within an object e.g. glucose (sugar) how is it capable to do work? 1) Kinetic energy which an object possesses by virtue of its motion (a baseball flying through the air) how is it capable to do work?
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2/5/11 Heat : a common misconception 1) A type of energy (related to kinetic energy) 1) It is energy transferred NOT contained •) e.g . a hot iron does not ‘contain’
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Unformatted text preview: heat, it contains energy BUT touching 2/5/11 The atmosphere Nitrogen + Oxygen (99%) : Stable (over space & time) : Do not contribute to the weather/climate Trace gases (1%) : Water vapor, carbon dioxide, ozone, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, nitrogen dioxide (1%) : Variable (burning fossil fuels, car exhausts, CFCs. .) : Influence the climate : Affect human health e.g. Climate : - Water vapor source of clouds, 2/5/11 Vertical structure : 5 layers 1) Specific characteristics 1) Temperature: complex, changes in each layer Why? Sources of heat e.g. the earth surface, ozone layer Lapse rate...
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This note was uploaded on 02/04/2011 for the course GEO 2200 taught by Professor Wolf during the Spring '08 term at University of Florida.

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