Land heats more quickly and to higher temperatures than wAtmospheric Heating

Land heats more quickly and to higher temperatures than wAtmospheric Heating

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Land heats more quickly and to higher temperatures than water and cools more quickly and to lower temperatures than water. Windward coast – prevailing winds blow from the ocean onto the shore. Leeward coast – prevailing winds blow from the land toward the ocean. Clouds reduce daily temperature and slow heat loss @ night H20 o Three states of matter Solid Liquid Gas o To change stat, heat must be Absorbed, or Released Latent heat o Stored or hidden heat o Not derived from temperature change o Important in atmospheric processes o Latent heat of melting – requires 80 calories to melt one gram of ice o Latent heat of fusion – freezing one gram of ice releases 80 calories to the
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Unformatted text preview: environment Processes o Sublimation Humidity o Humidity is the amount of water vapor in the air Saturated air is air that is filled with water vapor to capacity Capacity is temperature dependent warm air has a much greater capacity so humidity is higher in summer Water vapor adds pressure (called vapor pressure) o Measuring humidity Mixing ratio Relative humidity Ratio of the airs actual water vapor content compared with the amount of water vapor required for saturation at that temperature (and pressure) Expressed as a percent Saturated air o Content equals capacity o Has a 100% relative humidity...
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