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ECU - AS 1300 - Study Guide - Final

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ECU - AS 1300 - Study Guide - Final

School: East Carolina University
Department: Atmosphere Sciences
Course: Weather and Climate
Professor: Thomas Rickenbach
Term: Fall 2015
Tags: final exam, climate, climate change, global, and warming
Name: ATMO/GEO 1300: Weather & Climate
Description: The final exam covers everything we learned after the midterm.
Uploaded: 11/30/2017
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background image Weather & Climate Final Exam/Test #2 *This study guide is split up in sections based on the dates of quizzes (i.e. 
first section is what was covered for quiz #4)
What will be covered in this study guide: 1. Quiz #4 section 1: a. Pressure & Wind: Forces on the Atmosphere b. Extratropical cyclones 2. Quiz #5 section 2: a. Thunderstorms  b. Hurricanes & the Southern Oscillation 3. Quiz #6 section 3: a. Ice Age & Climate Change Section 1 topics covered:  Pressure gradient force  Coriolis Force High & Low pressure systems Extratropical cyclones & their life cycle Air masses & fronts Understanding Weather maps Pressure- force exerted per unit area due to the weight of the air (units of 
pressure = millibars mb)
1. List the 5 factors of the pressure gradient.
background image 2. Describe the Coriolis force 3. What is the difference between high pressure and low pressure  systems? 4. What do the isobars on a weather map represent? 5. Define the words below: Geostrophic wind balance –  Jet stream – 
background image Convergence –  Divergence –  6. What does cP and mT stand for and what term does it relate to? 7. List the 6 stages of an extratropical cyclone’s life cycle: 8. Write the name of the type of fronts next to the correct symbols. Briefly explain what each front is. 
background image 9. What does each weather map number/symbol below represent?   Section 2 topics covered:  Precipitation Thunderstorms Hurricanes El Nino & La Nina  Precipitation - Liquid or solid water that falls out of a cloud and actually 
reaches the ground
o Rain (liquid)
o Snow (solid)
1. Define the vocab words below: Virga – 

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School: East Carolina University
Department: Atmosphere Sciences
Course: Weather and Climate
Professor: Thomas Rickenbach
Term: Fall 2015
Tags: final exam, climate, climate change, global, and warming
Name: ATMO/GEO 1300: Weather & Climate
Description: The final exam covers everything we learned after the midterm.
Uploaded: 11/30/2017
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