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Exam 3 Study guide

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Exam 3 Study guide Geog1900

Nicole Kappeler
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Extreme Weather and Climate
Elizabeth Ann Northcott Mazzocco

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Extreme Weather and Climate
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This 2 page Study Guide was uploaded by Nicole Kappeler on Tuesday March 31, 2015. The Study Guide belongs to Geog1900 at Ohio State University taught by Elizabeth Ann Northcott Mazzocco in Winter2015. Since its upload, it has received 193 views. For similar materials see Extreme Weather and Climate in Geography at Ohio State University.


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Date Created: 03/31/15
Geography 1900 Exam 3 Study Guide Brief Disclaimer This study guide is meant to be a starting point for your studying It highlights the topics covered since the second exam Chapter 6 What is pressure What are the units used to communicate pressure What instrument measures pressure What is sea level pressure definition and numbers What are isobars Wind ingredients 0 PGF What is it How to calculate What does it do 0 Coriolis What is it What causes it What does it do Where is it mostleast effective 0 Centripetal force What is it What does it do When is it important 0 Friction What is it What does it do When is it important 3 Wind types geostrophic gradient and surface winds inclass 11 0 Which forces are balanced for each wind type 0 Basics eg Geostrophic is parallel to straight isobarscontours in upper atmosphere 0 Be able to figure out wind direction Measuring wind 0 Which instruments 0 How wind is named 0 Know azimuth angle amp associated directions Chapter 7 Scales of motion Be able to apply this to winds in ch 7 and fronts amp pressure systems in ch 8 Zonal vs meridional wind refers to upper level winds 3 cell model We spent a lot of time on this 0 General zones eg midlatitudes 0 Cell names and wind circulations 0 Pressure belts amp associated features 0 Wind belts surface wind directions as well as special areas like the horse latitudes o Predict prevailing wind direction based on location Semipermanent pressure cells 0 Identification o How they vary throughout the year Upper air circulations 0 Jet streams o Rossby waves Major wind systems 0 Monsoons o Katabatic o Chinook 0 Santa Ana 0 Sea breeze and land breeze El Ni o and La Ni a ENSO Chapter 8 Air masses 0 5 basic air mass types 0 Basic temperature and moisture characteristics of each 0 Source regions for each I Is Ohio a good source region Why or why not 0 Which most often affect Ohio 0 Examples of air mass modification Fronts 0 Basic definition of a front 0 5 basic front types warm front cold front occluded front stationary front dry line 0 Air masses involved 0 Weather before during and after I Cloud progression I Winds I Temperature I Humidity dew point I Precipitation 0 How front is represented on a map eg blue with triangles pointed in the direction of motion 0 How the front moves fast slow not at all Definitions 0 Cyclogenesis o Cyclolysis o Frontogenesis o Frontolysis Basic life cycle of a midlatitude cyclone Where do midlatitude cyclones tend to form 5 main ways the upper atmosphere affects midlatitude cyclones 1 Temperature contrast Vorticity Convergence and divergence Confluence and diffluence Migration of highs and lows steering P PP Equot


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