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by: Demarcus Schaden V


Demarcus Schaden V
Texas A&M
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This 2 page Study Guide was uploaded by Demarcus Schaden V on Wednesday October 21, 2015. The Study Guide belongs to ATMO 201 at Texas A&M University taught by Staff in Fall. Since its upload, it has received 29 views. For similar materials see /class/225948/atmo-201-texas-a-m-university in Atmospheric Sciences (ATM S) at Texas A&M University.

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Date Created: 10/21/15
Chapter 1 Composition and Structure of the Atmosphere Know bold faced words Key terms pg 27 Know names and order of the layers of the atmosphere Know average heights of tropopause stratopause mesopause Know average heights of tropopause near equator and near poles Know homosphere and heterosphere characteristics Know three major gases of atmosphere and their amounts Know three variable gases in the atmosphere Know level of maximum ozone Know why ozone is important Understand Photosynthesis respiration and carbon dioxide box 1 1 Be familiar with box 1 2 Depletion of the Ozone Layer What is the role methane plays in the atmosphere Definition of aerosols Understand roll of ionosphere in radio propagation Understand in meteorology wind direction is the direction from which the wind is blowing Pressure is measured in millibars or hectopascals Wind blows because of differences in pressure from high pressure toward low pressure Understand the terms humidity relative humidity dew point No questions will be asked about the evolution of the atmosphere No questions will be asked about history of meteorology Answers to review questions are good to know Chapter 2 Solar Radiation and the Seasons Know key terms and bold faced words Know the order of wavelength bands in the electromagnetic spectrum shortest to longest Understand what Stephan Boltzmann39s law states Understand what Wien s law states Understand what is meant by blackbody and graybodies Be familiar with the temperature scales Box 2 1 Understand box 2 2 Radiation absorption emission photons Understand what is meant by shortwave and longwave radiation Understand meaning of Solar Constant and Inverse Square Law Box 2 3 The Sun Do not need to know Understand the causes of the seasons Know terms perheliion and aphelion Understand orientation of Earth and Sun tilt of Earth39s axis and effects on solar radiation on the Earth throughout year Sun s elevation angle length of day Understand terms declination subpolar point tropic of cancer and capricorn arctic and antarctic circle Understand beam spreading and beam depletion Chapter 3 Energy Balance and Temperature Know key terms and bold faced words Understand absorption re ection and scattering transmission How gases absorb energy Types of reflection specular and diffuse Types of scattering Rayleigh Mie non selective the causes and effects of each Understand Figure 3 3 Know Figure 3 7 Know what the Atmospheric Window is Understand processes of conduction and convection Understand free convection and forced convection Box 3 1 important to understand Understand what sensible heat is and what latent heat is Understand equilibrium temperature Box 3 2 temperature at which the energy entering the earth atmosphere system is equal to that leaving the earth atmosphere system Understand relation between net radiation and temperature Understand Greenhouse effect Understand the various influences on temperature Latitude Atmospheric circulation Warm and cold ocean currents Altitude Land and water contrast Local impact on temp Know reason for the construction of instrument shelters How to determine temperature mean average Understand Wind Chill Temperature Index Understand Heating Degree Days and Cooling Degree Days Know what a thermodynamic diagram is inversion isothermal layer


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