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Overview of the Atmosphere, Weather & Climate
Envelope of gases that surround a planet and are held to it by the planets gravitational attraction.
Study of atmospheric phenomena.
The condition of the atmospher
Why is moisture important?
Source of atmospheric energy Cloud formation Redistribution of water Atmospheric stability Greenhouse effect Impact on biosphere processes (transpiration, photosynthesis, vegetation distribution) Influences
FRONTS, FORECASTING TECHNIQUES AND UPPER AIR TECHNIQUES
MSC 243 Lecture #6, 10/1/09
Heads-up: Mid-Term next Thursday: October 8th
Decoding short-range MOS forecasts Decoding METAR code, plotting station models Drawing isobars and isotherms (contours) from
I n ge ral, onelike to usepote ne s ntial te pe m ratureinste of te pe ad m raturein the t he odynam e rm ic quation. Why?
For a dry adiabatic proce ss,
d = +u +v +w = 0 => = -u -v -w dt t x y z t x y z
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The water will evaporate/boil at the top of the water column because there is a vacuum above it. This water vapor will depress the level of water in the water barometer. That is why mercury is used in a barometer. A mercury barometer has low vapor pressur
Vertical Structure of the Atmosphere
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The condition of the atmosphere at a given time & locatio
Snow no! 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver facing warm weather, lack of snow days ahead of games News Wire Services Monday, February 8th 2010, 1:05 PM
Vancouver (49 latitude) annual average temperature = 50 F
Twin Cities (45 latitude)
Weather Map Symbols
In the upper left, the temperature is plotted in Fahrenheit. In this example, the temperature is 77F.
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Along the center, the cloud types are indicated. The top symbol is the high-level cloud type followed by the mid-level
Radiation and the Greenhouse Effect
February 2, 2010 ESPM/GEOG 1425
Forecast Challenge Available on WebVista Submission due by this Friday
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The Forecasters Challenge
Imagine a rotating sphere that is 12,800 kilometers (8000
Cloud Development & Stability
Cloud Development & Stability Important factors for cloud formation
1. A source of moisture 2. A way for the air to cool There is a simple way to do thatforce air to rise Need a lifting mechanism