chapter3gh - Chapter 3: Temperature Elements of WAC (Basic...

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1 Chapter 3: Temperature Elements of WAC (Basic Measurable Properties) 1. Temperature of Air 2. Humidity of Air 3. Cloud Cover (type and amount) 4. Precipitation (type and amount) 5. Air Pressure 6. Wind Speed and Direction I. Air Temperature Data Daily mean temperature Daily temperature range Monthly mean temperature Annual mean temperature Annual temperature range Isotherms = lines that connect points on a map that have the same temperature Temperature Gradient = temperature change per unit distance II. Controls of temperature Chapter 2 = Discussed variations in solar radiation A. Differential Heating of Land and Water B. Ocean Currents C. Altitude D. Geographic Position E. Cloud cover and Albedo A. Differential Heating of Land and Water - Atmosphere heated from below - Heating properties of various surfaces (soil, trees, water, ice, asphalt, concrete…) - Land heats/cools quicker - Land hotter/colder temps Why do land and water heat and cool differently? 1) Water is highly mobile, heats through convection PDF Created with deskPDF PDF Writer - Trial :: http://www.docudesk.com
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2 Why do land and water heat and cool differently? Land is rigid, heats through conduction SILO Climate constant/approx. 58 degree earth ambient temperature. Price
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