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BGSU - GEOG 1250 - Study Guide

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background image EXAM # 1 STUDY GUIDE TOPIC #1 Vocabulary Terms Climate – Long term weather patterns (about 30 years) o Example – Rising temperatures across the globe Weather – Short term patterns  o Example : Many hurricanes occurred in the year of hurricane Katrina,  but then the amount of hurricanes died back down Temperature – Measure of the internal energy content of the atmosphere o Air temperature – How fast molecules move (energy content) Day time: Energy input occurs from sun’s radiation Night time: Energy output (warmth escapes into space, causing 
temperatures to cool at night)
Precipitation – Water vapor condenses in atmosphere, forming droplets that 
fall to Earth
o Freezing rain, sleet, snow, rain, hail Dew point – Measure of atmospheric moisture  o Higher dew point means there is more moisture present in the air  Pressure – Exertion of force upon surface by a fluid in the atmosphere in 
contact with it
o Atmospheric pressure decreases with height, as fewer molecules exist  the higher one goes because there is less gravity Isotherm – Line connecting equal temperature points across a particular area 
(area being places like a county, state, or nation)
Isotachs – Line connecting equal wind speeds of a particular area Isobars – Lin connecting equal pressure points Disparities – Differences in temperatures between the poles and the equator, 
casing weather/climate conditions like rain or wind
background image Concepts  A. Overview of weather and climate a.  Why study it? i.   Improve/understand health ii.   Economy iii.   Transportation iv.   Agriculture v.   Politics (bad decisions on weather conditions) b. Importance of the sun i. Gives Earth energy B. Finding pressure and pressure change a. Pressure is the upper right hand number in an area on a weather map 
b. Pressure change is the lower right number
c. If the number begins with a 8 or a 9, the pressure is in the upper 900’s
d. If the number begins with a 0, 1, or 2, the number is in the lower 
1,000’s e. Finding pressure  i. Example original number: 896  move the decimal one place to the left and put a 9 in front of it. The 9 is placed there because it
is in the upper 900’s. Therefore, the answer would become 
989.8 mb
f. Finding pressure change i. Example original number: ­3  move the decimal one place to  the left. Therefore, the answer becomes ­.3 mb 
background image SYMBOLS TO KNOW are in the picture below (picture is also in week 1 notes) TOPIC #2 Vocabulary Terms

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School: Bowling Green State University
Department: Geography
Course: Weather and Climate
Professor: Marius Paulikas
Term: Summer 2015
Tags: weather and climate
Name: Exam #1 Study Guide
Description: Study guide for the first exam! This has vocab and concepts on it for exam 1. I took the study guide that the professor gave us and basically answered the questions that he asked in his study guide. I also expanded upon some of it and added a few more vocab terms in there since it is an open note test. Sometimes when tests are open note, teachers sneak a few more things that aren't on the study gui
Uploaded: 02/13/2016
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