Biggest lab in the world.
Available to everyone.
We view from below.
Satellite views from above.
Why Are Satellites Important?
Monitor atmosphere, land surface, and oceans
at multiple scales using a single i
1004, 1008, 1012, 1016, 1020, 1024
Place the line where the numbers dictate.
Add an L to mark the lowest value circulation center.
Be sure to label the isobars value.
Find the place for the next value of the series 1008 mb.
One of a number of atmospheric
Temperature scale (deg. Celsius)
900 mb, 0o C
GEOS 114 MIDTERM REVIEW
Introduction to the Atmosphere
Know the difference between weather and climate. Weather is the state of the atmosphere at a given time and place. It changes
continuously. Climate is more than just average weather. Climate also desc
Keeping an Atmosphere
Atmosphere is kept by the worlds gravity
Low mass (small) worlds= low gravity
=almost no atm.
High mass (large) worlds = high gravity
= thick atm.
Gravity and pressure
Air pressure depends on how much gas there
Heat, Temperature and
Temperature and Heat
Proportional to average kinetic energy of
atoms/molecules of substance
Energy in transit, if two objects are at different
temperatures, energy is transferred
Solar & Terrestrial
The Electromagnetic Spectrum
Energy travel as waves and particles
Energy is the capacity to do work
Where E is energy, M is mass and C is the
speed of light (300,000km/sec)
Energy has electrical AND magnetic
Origin, Composition & Structure
Formation of the Solar System
Our sun and the planets originated from a
solar nebula that had been enriched with
heavy elements from nearby super novae
Solar system is approximately 5 Billion
Introduction to Meteorology
Study of the atmosphere & the processes that causes
State of the atmosphere at a particular place & time.
Described by T, Humidity, Ppt., Wind speed