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Unformatted text preview: radiation-x rays high-low pressure line moves downward pressure is coordinate system-geopotenetial height close to surface direction of air topography -how its atm. itself moving measure temp farenhgiehg fixed points melting/boiling pt of water temp constant-affected by pressure kelvin-lowest possible telmp -273 degreees C Specific heat amount of energy needed to raise heat(calories) land gets hotter storms require large energy sources energy form sun to us conduction-crystal, atoms bound together, energy transferred up the rod vertical ari is not a good conducted advection-moevemetn of whole mass (cold front) horizontal convenction- major source -circulation patters (sea breeze) latent heat-transfer energy frost ex: weather in ny vs zona in summer humidity-condensation-most latent heat real eased more water vapor in atmosphere in ny-can heat up faster sun is radiating energy electromagnetic waves...
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- Spring '08