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Unformatted text preview: Meteorology 22:24 Exam Chapters 4, 5 (stability) first half Meteorological Forces In the range of temperatures and pressures in the atmosphere, the gases which make up the atmosphere behave as ideal gases Ideal gases are those which obey the relatively simple relationship between pressure density and temp known as the gas law We will consider just the relationship between pressure and temp The first law of thermodynamics says that the temp of gas maybe be changed by addition of subtraction of heat, change of pressure A sounding of the atmosphere is nothing more than a vertical profile of some atmospheric variable such as temperature Typical soundings are not usually one straight line Its not the actual surface temperatures that determine the stability of the atmosphere, but the slope of the sounding The way that a stable sounding might become unstable is if the surface temperatures increase or the temperatures aloft decrease CUTOFF FOR EXAM 2 22:24...
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