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Chapter 8 - Chapter 8: Weather I. I. Weather Essentials...

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Chapter 8: Weather I. Weather Essentials I.a. Weather vs. Climate I.a.i. Weather : short-term, day-to-day condition of the atmosphere I.a.i.1. Elements of weather: temperature, air pressure, relative humidity, wind speed and direction, and seasonal factors such as insolation receipt I.a.i. Climate : long-term, average (over decades) of weather conditions and extremes in a region I.a. Meteorology : scientific study of atmosphere and its physical characteristics and motions, related chemical/physical/geologic processes, links of atmospheric systems, and weather forecasting I.a. Doppler Radar : essential part of understanding weather; indicates wind direction and speed which is important to providing accurate severe storm warnings I. Air Masses I.a. Air Mass : body of air that overlies regions of surface that reflects the characteristics of that source region and extends through the lower half of the troposphere I.a. Air Masses Affecting North America I.a.i. Moisture: m for maritime (wet) and
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This note was uploaded on 01/26/2012 for the course 460 476 taught by Professor Adamo during the Fall '11 term at Rutgers.

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Chapter 8 - Chapter 8: Weather I. I. Weather Essentials...

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