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1 ATOC 1060: Review guide for exam 1 Section 002 NOTE: Two copies of the textbook are available as reserve material in the Math-Physics Library (in Duane, one floor up from the classroom) Exam 1 will cover lectures 1-12, HW1 and HW2, and the corresponding chapters of the textbook that are covered by the lectures . We will not test the content of Lecture 11, which is the guest lecture. For lecture 12, exam 1 will cover the “Coriolis effect”, but will NOT include the concepts of “geostrophy” and “geostrophic wind”. The exam questions are multiple choices. 1. Concepts and laws Understand the concepts and laws. You are not required to memorize the exact words and numerical values of the concepts we have covered, but you are required to fully understand them. For example: Greenhouse effect, global warming, glacial and interglacial periods, buoyancy, positive buoyancy, neutral buoyancy, negative buoyancy, ITCZ, Hadley cell, the Wien’s law, Stefan-Boltzmann law, etc. 2. Interpretation of charts (figures) Understand the figures. You should understand and be able to interpret figures and charts. 3. Processes You should be able to explain some physical processes. For example, how are Hadley Cells formed? How are the northeasterly and southeasterly trades are formed? 4. Example questions Below are some example questions. The exam, however, will cover all materials in lectures 1-12 (except for the guest lecture) as mentioned above, and is not limited to the following questions. 1) What are greenhouse gases?
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