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Unformatted text preview: Earth Systems’ Exam 1 • When? – Next Friday (February 12 th ) – 12pm • Where? – Here! (Beck auditorium) • 50 multiple choice questions • How to study? – Focus on concepts discussed during lecture – Use study guide • Will be posted today – Use your book to go over concepts, analyze diagrams and maps! Last 20 min of next class will be used for a review The intensity of solar radiation is commonly measured in watts per square meter (W/m 2 ) (International System of Units) Planetary Energy Balance (Heat Budget) Planetary Energy Balance (Heat Budget) Heating and Cooling of the Atmosphere • Latent Heat – Energy absorbed or released during substance phase change • Water constantly changes phases in the atmosphere Latent heat absorbed or released • Convection- Energy transferred through vertical circulation of molecules-Air density Basic Processes in Heating and Cooling the Atmosphere Convection occurs within the Hadley cells between the Equator and 30 degrees N and S •...
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This note was uploaded on 10/16/2011 for the course GEOGRAPHY 101 taught by Professor Vancura during the Spring '08 term at Rutgers.

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