Review Sheet for NATS 101 at UA
Review Sheet for NATS 101 at UA
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Date Created: 02/06/15
Wrap Up Topics to think about for final exam The Earth s Atmosphere General temperature pressure and density change wheight for troposphere Where are the troposphere tropopause amp stratosphere Warming The Earth And The Atmosphere Heating processes conduction convection latent amp sensible heating radiation Blackbody absorber vs selective absorbers Sun and earth39s primary emission region of the electromagnetic spectrum Greenhouse gases the greenhouse effect and the runaway greenhouse effect ozone hole ozone pollution Why do we have seasons Air Temperature General idea of what daily amp seasonal temperature changes look like How are they different over land vs ocean Wrap Up Humidity Condensation amp Clouds tough chapter for all What are different ways of representing moisture in the air Relative measures of moisture Absolute measures of moisture How do dew frost fog happen General categories of clouds by height cirro alto by shape cumulocumulus stratostratus rain nimbonimbus Cloud Development amp Precipitation Atmospheric stability stable conditionally unstable unstable Cloud formation using air parcel lifting condensation level LCL dry adiabatic ascent moist adiabatic ascent free vs forced lifting of surface parcel Precipitation process types of precipitation and generally where they are formed in the cloud Air Pressure and Winds Forces that move the wind PGF CF Friction Surface vs upperair plots Wrap Up Air Pressure amp Winds tough chapter for all How does an air column change as it is warmed Cooled Forces that move the wind PGF CF Friction Surface vs upperair plots What are isobars What are constant height surfaces How does temperature affect they way they look on a map How are winds drawn on a surface plot Upperlevel plot Convergence and divergence Vertical motion above a surface low High Atmospheric Circulations Thermal Circulations understand and apply to local and global motion Eddies what are they How are they formed Wind forcing on ocean upwelling El NinoLa Nina PDO NAO Air Masses Fronts and Mid latitude Cyclones Four air masses defined in class notes Types of fronts and occlusion process How do we get a midlatitude cyclone Midlatitude cyclogenesis Wrap Up Thunderstorms amp Tornadoes Steps to the development and decay of an ordinary thunderstorm A supercell thunderstorm What are gust fronts What is their role in the storm What is wind shear What is its role in a storm How does charge build up in a cloud Where does it build up Electrification What are the steps to releasing the buildup Discharge What are the steps to the formation of a tornado Forward vs rotational winds Mesocyclone Vortex tube or rotating tube of air Role of wind shear Hurricanes See today39s Key Concepts
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