Final Review material 2011

Final Review - Review material The Water Planet Whats the most abundant gas in the atmosphere What are the most important greenhouse gases Why is

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Review material _ The Water Planet What’s the most abundant gas in the atmosphere? What are the most important greenhouse gases Why is the troposphere so important? What is the tropopause? What is adiabatic cooling? What is “lapse rate”? What is the Dew Point? What is relative humidity? What are the most important forces controlling air movements in the atmosphere? What is the difference between weather and climate? Which processes control air movement (wind)? Which factors control wind velocity? How does it vary from ground level upward? What is geostrophic wind? What is the Hadley Cell? Ferrell Cell? What are the causes for these circulation patters? What are the prevailing wind systems on Earth? Why do they form? What are "northeasterly" winds? Where do they occur?
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What is the ITCZ? Where is it located? How does its location vary seasonally? Why? What types of deserts are there? Where are they located? What are the causes of these? What are the causes and the main characteristics of monsoons? What are the necessary conditions for hurricane formation? What are the main features of hurricanes in North America? What is the hierarchical structure of life? What's life? What makes a living organism different than an object? What are the principal constituents of living organisms? What is metabolism? What are the most important elements in living organisms (“the big six”)? How many types of cells do you know? What are they? What are the distinct features of each type and is there possibly an evolutionary relation between them? What are the two types of cell division? What is their purpose? What is the difference between autotrophs and heterotrophs?
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This note was uploaded on 08/18/2011 for the course MARINE 204 taught by Professor Rosenthal during the Spring '11 term at Rutgers.

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Final Review - Review material The Water Planet Whats the most abundant gas in the atmosphere What are the most important greenhouse gases Why is

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