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Atmospheric Science 1050 Test 3 review guide

Atmospheric Science 1050 Test 3 review guide - Atmospheric...

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Atmospheric Science 1050: Introduction to Meteorology Exam 3: Chapters 8-11 *Note: This is a brief overview of what could POSSIBLY be on the test.* Fronts o Know the different fronts and the characteristics of each. Warm Cold Stationary Occluded Dryline o What is frontogenesis? o What is frontolysis? o What is the definition of a “weather front?” Air Masses o Know the different air masses: Continental Polar (cP) Continental Arctic (cA) Continental Tropical (cT) Maritime Polar (mP) Maritime Tropical (mT) o Know what kind of weather is associated with each air mass and be able to identify their source regions.
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o What is the “Pineapple Express” and why is it important? The Jet Stream o What is the jet stream and what does it do? o What is the difference in temperature and moisture properties on either side of the jet stream? o Know the difference between the polar and subtropical jet streams.
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