Geography Exam 2 Study Guide
Geography Exam 2 Study Guide Geog 1112
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Date Created: 10/03/16
Geography Exam 2 Study Guide Chapters 4 – 6 Atmosphere & Surface Energy Balances - Transmission (define & understand) - Absorption (define & understand) Reflection (understand) - Albedo (define & understand) - Scattering -Rayleigh Scattering Rule - Refraction - Refraction & Rainbow The Green House Effect & Atmospheric Warming - Understand the green house effect & how it affects the atmosphere - Net Radiation -outgoing shortwave -incoming shortwave - Earth-Atmosphere Energy System -open system -energy conservation low - Heat Transfer Radiation Convection Conduction Advection Chapter 5 Global Temperatures Temperature & Heat - Heat (define & understand how the two are related) - Temperature Temperature Scales - Fahrenheit - Celsius - Kelvin (K) Principal Temperature Controls - Know all the temperature controls & what makes up each one; [latitude : affects insolation] Land-Water Heating Differences - Water surface - Specific Heat Ocean Currents & Sea-surface Temperature - Negative feedback Marine & Continental Effects - Marine effect (define) - Continental effect - Thermal equation Air Temperature & Human Body - Wind chill - Heat Index Ch 6 Atmospheric & Oceanic Circulation Wind Essentials - Primary circulation (what does it refer to) - Secondary circulation (what is it related to) - Tertiary circulation (what does it include) Meridional & Zonal Flows - Meridional flows (where do they move along meridian) - Zonal flows (where do they move parallel of latitude) Air Pressure - Atmospheric pressure - Air pressure (decreases & increases with what) - Wind (results from what) - Mercury Barometer (measure air pressure) Air Pressure Units - mmHg - Millibar (mb) - Kilopascal (kPa) Wind - Wind refers to horizontal motion - Turbulence - Speed & Direction - How winds are named Wind Measurement - What wind direction indicates - Wind Vanes - Anemometer - Aeorvanes Driving Forces Within the Atmosphere - Gravity - Pressure gradient force - Friction force - Coriolis effect Pressure Gradient Force - Isobar - What is pressure gradient force - What is it responsible for - What happens with Isobar and pressure gradient force Coriolis Force - What is the Coriolis Force - What does it cause - Where does it reach maximum and what is it along the equator Geostrophic Wind - What is the low pressure center - What is the high pressure center - What does Pressure Gradient Force & Coriolis Force create Subtropical High-Pressure Cells - dry & hot - trade wind - pacific high - weak in wind Polar High-Pressure Cells - Describe them and the way they move; clockwise, counterclockwise
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