Why does all our weather occur in the troposphere?
Which one of the permanent gases do you think is the most important?
Which one of the variable gases do you think is most important?
o For a variable gas, the amount of it can change in both time
Which of these emits radiation? (All of them)
o (A) A big fire
o (B) Black pavement on a hot summer day
o (C) Your body right now
o (D) A large block of ice (emits radiation because everything emits radiation)
3 Types of energy transfer (Figure 2.
Inverse Square Law- if you move twice as far away, you get of the effect
When standing close to a large fire and you get too warm, what do you do?
When standing too close to a bright light, what happens when you move away from it?
Laws please review these (important for test)
o Inverse Square law (distance vs. intensity)
o Wiens Law (temperature vs. wavelength)
o Stefan-Boltzmann Law (temperature vs. amount of radiation)
Q: Whats most important from the big figure on Wavele
What explains control of temperature 1. angle, tilt, latitude, 2. Land vs water,
continentality, elevation, vegetation: surface type, Location relative to mountains, wind
patterns, Ocean currents, atmospheric circulation patterns
Put them in order
No class this Thursday Exam is in two weeks Tuesday February 12th - first four chapters in the
Pressure always decreases with height
The weight of the air above you pressure
If pressure is just the weight of all the air above us, why arent we
Exam is on Tuesday the 12th, inclass discussions, warmup questions, end of chapter
recommended questions, reading
A plane takes off from Indy and the pilot does not account for the Coriolis effect. Where
does the pane end up?
o Seattle, because the
What is it called when;
o Liquid changes to Vapor
o Solid changes to liquid
o Solid changes to vapor
What are some of the molecules in our air right now?
o A few permanent gases nitrogen, Oxygen
o A few variab
3 main types of clouds
o Cirrus- faint, whispy, thin, high altitude clouds, usually only found as high as
planes fly- they are only made out of ice, entirely out of ice
o Stratus- layers, thick, flat, boring, dense, gray overcast skies
Why are DALR and SALR different?
Latent heat is released when water condenses and that decreases the rate of temperature
SALR: latent heat is released as condensation occurs
The warming from condensation offsets some of the cooling that o
Air mass- the basic definition a large body of air with similar temperature and humidity in any
Create table in notes and fill in the properties of each of these four air masses
Top left continental/polar dry, cold
Top right Continental/t
What is Thunder? The noise you hear that comes from the flash of lighting. You cannot have
thunder without lightening
You see a lightning flash and about 10 second later you hear a loud crack of thunder how fair
away was the strike? 2 miles away
Tornado a violently rotating column of air that is in touch with the ground
Damage is used to estimate wind speeds
Enhanced Fujita scale important and table 11-1(?) in the book
Where do most tornados occur? Oklahoma
What time of the day are tornad