Ocean Currents and
2nd part of Chapter 7 & all of
In Recent News
Super Typhoon Haiyan
195mph sustained winds
235mph gusts (one of the highest ever)
One of the most powerful to make
Stronger than all Atlantic Hurricanes
any given moment, there are on
average 2,000 thunderstorms
50,000 per day
18 million per year
What they are.
simply, a cloud or cluster of
Winter Weather in Upstate NY
Where would you find the most snowfall
when looking at a US map?
Answer this using the 5 different factors
that affect a regions climate
United States Average
Latitude the further away from the
Last lecture of semester
What you will learn:
Scientific process of studying climate
Humans impact on the atmosphere
Climate change is a combination of human
Which of the ne
Chapter 9 Weather
Instruments & Forecasting
Weather forecasting is as old as mankind
Folklore forecasts observation of the
atmosphere through primitive means.
Groundhog day - myth
Red Sky at night, sailors delight
Red sky at morn
Chapter 4: Water in the
Water vapor and the atmosphere
How the system works
Different ways to measure water vapor
What makes it important
Humidity, dew point, frost
Fog and other clouds
Principles of Water & Air
When liquid wa
Chapter 8 Air masses, Fronts,
and Storm systems
What happens when we leave air alone?
Air takes on properties of its location
Land vs Water
What would Earth look like without
Taking out the weather
What is an Air Mass?
Chapter 3 Temperature
order to understand and predict temperature,
we have to understand how energy is
transferred through our atmosphere.
In chapter 2, we learned that temperature is
kinetic energy (a measurement of molecules in
Junk science is any scientific data,
research, or analysis considered to be
spurious or fraudulent.
Top signs of Junk science by American Dietary Association:
1. Recommendations that promise a quick fix.
2. Dire warnings of dange
Chapter 5: Clouds formation &
What well cover
Cloud and precipitation formation
Types of precipitation
Different methods of measurement
What is a cloud?
Clouds are composed of tiny particles of
liquid water called cloud droplets and
Chapter 6 & 7 Atmospheric
Forces & Wind Patterns
Some unanswered Questions
What causes wind?
Why do low and high pressure systems
Why do we have jet streams?
What causes motion?
It takes force to move something (like
pushing a book)
In the atmo
Chapter 2: The
What is energy? How do we
How can energy move around in
Earths orbit and the seasons
Greenhouse Gases and energy
Force mass of the body multiplied by the
acceleration the force