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Meteorology
Due Date: 9/20/2011
Subject: 468 Meteorology

Bring in information on:

% of Land Vs. Water/ Hemisphere, Composition of Earth's ATM,

Aerosol?, Mauna Loa CO2 Graph

DUE: SEPTEMBER 8

 

Bring in information on:

Carbon Cycle, Water Cycle, Layers of the Atmosphere(ATM) with:

Temps/Pressures/Altitudes

DUE: SEPTEMBER 12

 

Bring in information on:

     The seasons.  Define: solar constant, diurnal heating, aphelion, perihelion.

DUE: SEPTEMBER 14

 

Bring in information on:

     (3) Temp Scales, (4) methods of heat transfer,

Define: Heat, Temp, Energy

DUE: SEPTEMBER 20

 

 Bring in information on:

    adiabatic/diabatic cooling, lapse rate,

latent heat of phase change, list names of all phase changes

DUE: SEMTEMBER 26

 

Bring in information on:

      albedo, Wien's Law, Stefan-Boltzmann Law,

A.R.T. of radiation( that means light can either be Absorbed, Reflected or Transmitted by a Substance), DEF: atmospheric window

DUE: OCTOBER 5

 

Bring in a Diagram of:

   Global Energy Budget

DUE:OCTOBER 7

 

FIRST UNIT TEST:  INTRO TO METEOROLOGY WEDNESDAY OCTBER 4

   TOPICS: THE EFFECT OF THE LAND VS. WATER PER HEMISPHERE

DEFINE: AEROSOL             MAUNA LOA CO2: CAUSE AND EFFECT                CARBON CYCLE 

WATER CYCLE          LAYERS OF THE ATM          COMPOSITION OF THE ATM                 THE SEASONS

HEAT TRANSFER        SOLAR CONSTANT     GLOBAL ENERGY BUDGET

 

 

Bring in information on:

     Proper method of measuring Temp, Daily(diurnal)T range, Daily(diurnal)T mean,

   Yearly(annual)T range, Yearly(annual) T mean, Temperature Lag

DUE:

 

Bring in information on:

     Factors that affect the temperature of a location

     for the course of a year.

DUE: OCTOBER 20

 

 Bring in information on:

     Variables that affect interrannual temperature variations(over the course of more than 1 year

     which means "Climate" and not "Weather").

DUE: OCTOBER 24

 

Bring in information on:

  Temperature Inversion, Stable ATM,

  Unstable ATM, Wind Chill, Methods

To Protect Crops From Freezing

DUE: OCTOBER 26

 

 UNIT 2 TEST

NOVEMBER 1  Quiz on Taking the temp, Temperature Variables(altititude, latitude,

closeness to water, aspect)

and climate variables(El Nino, Volcanoes, Earth's Orbit) and

Wind Chill, Inversions, Agricultural Frost Preventions.   

     

 

Bring in information on:

Measuring water vapor in the air: Relative Humidity, Evaporation, Absolute Humidity,

Mixing Ratio, Vapor Pressure, Dew/Frost Point

DUE: NOVEMBER 7

 

Bring in information on:

  Solute Effect, Curvature Effect, Supersaturation,              

  Nucleation, Condensation Nuclei, Supercooled Water

DUE: NOVEMBER 10

 

Bring in Information on:

 Fog Formation- Valley Fog, Upslope Fog, Radiation Fog,

 Steam Fog, Evaporation Fog, Advection Fog

 (4) Methods of Lift for Cloud Formation

DUE: NOVEMBER 15

 

DUE: March 31

 Define: Solute Effect, Nucleation of Cloud Particle

  

 

Bring in information on:

 Cloud Classification By Height(low, middle, high),

Precipitation Growth in Warm Clouds, Precipitation Growth in Cold Clouds,

   Bergeron-Wegener Process

DUE: NOVEMBER 17

 

 

Precipitation Types, Rain Shadow

DUE: NOVEMBER 21

 

Clouds and their effect on Temperature

Clouds and the Greenhouse Effect 

DUE:NOVEMBER 23

 

Quiz Next Class(NOVEMBER 29) on Moisture, clouds, precipitation.  Use pages 6-7 on Class Notes from "File Manager"

      KNOW THIS: 1.) HOW TO SATURATE AIR  2.) DRAW A DIURNAL HUMIDITY GRAPH FOR A CLEAR DAY  3.) EXPLAIN IT

4.) VALLEY FOG   5.) BERGERON-WEGENER PROCESS  6.) AEROSOLOS AND CLOUDS   7.) MTNS AND CLOUDS IN THE AFTERNOON

8.) VIRGA AT THE BEGINNING OF STORMS   9.) CONTRAST SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN   10.) VALLEYS AND FREEZING RAIN  

11.) PRECIPITATION AND MTNS(BOTH THE WINDWARD AND LEEWARD SIDES)

 

Bring in information on:  ASOS, resistance thermometer, alcohol thermometer, hygrometer, psychrometer, mercury barometer, aneroid barometer, anemometer, windsock, weathervane, rain gauge, radiosonde, rawinsonde

DUE: DEC 1

 

Bring in information on: ceilometer, GEO, LEO, GOES, Infrared Satellite,

Water Vapor Satellite, RADAR, Doppler RADAR, Visible Satellite, Wind Profiler

radiometer

 DUE: DEC 5

 

Quiz DEC 6: Weather Instruments/Weather Satellite Information 

 

 

Research and Bring in Information on:

   Forces that move air: Gravitational Force, Pressure Gradient Force,

   Coriolis Force, Centrifugal/Centripetal Force, Frictional Force

  Momentum, Inertia

DUE: DEC 13

 

Bring in information on:

 Hydrostatic Balance, Geostrophic Balance, Buys Ballot's Law, Gradient Balance,

Guldberg-Mohn Balance

DUE: DEC 15

 

Bring in Information on:

   Thermal Wind, Scales of Motion(microscale, mesoscale, synoptic, planetary,

Sea Breeze, Land Breeze

DUE: DEC 19

 

- Assessment on Forces that Move Air, Balances in Air,

Scales of Motion, Local Breezes

 

Bring in information on:

   Global Winds: Polar Easterlies, Westerlies, Trade Winds, Hadley Cells

Type of Flow: Meridional/Zonal

DUE: 

 

Bring in information on:

     ITCZ(InterTropical Convergence Zone), Monsoons

DUE: 

 

Bring in information on:

 Thermocline, Ekman Transport, upwelling, El Nino, La Nina

DUE: