Weather & Climate Study Guide Midterm II
1. In addition to your notes and the power points, read chapters 5, 6, 7 and 8
of your textbook. I have also posted practice questions on Top Hat under
"Tournaments and also on Canvas. Note: The questions posted on
Introduction to Weather & Climate
GEOG 1250 Fall 2013
Study Guide Midterm 1
In addition to your notes and the power points, read chapters 1, 2, 3 and 4 of your textbook. I have
also posted practice questions on Top Hat under "Tournaments" and also on Canv
Weather & Climate: GEOG 1250 (MWF Class) Fall 2013
Study Guide Final Exam
Note: Your Final Exam will be held on Tuesday, December 17 from 3:30 5:30 pm. Please
make sure you bring a pencil and a scantron sheet.
*In fairness to other students, make-up exam
Lecture 5 Summary
The global water cycle
Water vapor basics (name of different phase changes, latent heat)
Water Vapor flows in the atmosphere
Water Vapor constitutes less than 4% max of the atmosphere
All clouds (water, ice) and thus e
Lecture 8 Summary
What is the Hadley cell and where is it found?
Hadley Cell: circulates air between the tropics and subtropics
The Hadley cell sinks towards the surface about 2030 degrees latitude to form the
subtropical highs (large band of high pressur
Lecture 9 Summary
Describe the structure of cold, warm, stationary, and occluded fronts.
What is overrunning?
Why do cold fronts have steeper slopes than warm fronts?
What are drylines and why are they important?
Define cyclogenesis. Where does it most co
Lecture 6 Summary
Describe the four mechanisms that lift air and promote cloud formation.
1. Orographic lifting: occurs when a mass of air is deflected over and/or around terrain, usually
a hill or mountain. This upward movement of air results in adiabati
Chapter 1: Composition and Structure of the Atmosphere
Weather: Day-to-day conditions of the atmosphere; at a given time and place.
Meteorology: The science that studies the atmosphere and the processes that form weather.
Climate: The sum of all statistic
Lecture 7 Summary
Describe the characteristics that distinguish warm, cool, and cold clouds.
Warm Clouds: have temperatures above 0C throughout and can be found in the tropics
but also the mid-latitudes during the warm season.
Cool clouds: have temperatur
Lecture 12 Summary
Describe the geographic distribution of hurricanes, typhoons, and cyclones. What
environmental conditions at these locations favor the development of such storms?
Which region has the greatest incidence of major tropical storms?
Investigation 1B Quiz GEOG 1250
1. Which of the following best describes the surface wind circulation around the
center of a low pressure system (as seen from above)?
counterclockwise and inward spiral.
2. Which of the following best