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Meteorology-Atmosphere Composition

by: Makenzie Strand

Meteorology-Atmosphere Composition metr 121

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Chapter 1+ 2 condensed notes of the atmospheric composition and the type of heat transfer.
Rezaul Mahmood
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Makenzie Strand on Tuesday February 2, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to metr 121 at Western Kentucky University taught by Rezaul Mahmood in Spring 2016. Since its upload, it has received 17 views. For similar materials see METEOROLOGY in Meteorology at Western Kentucky University.


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Date Created: 02/02/16
Atmospheric Composition -Nitrogen 78% -Oxygen 21% -Other 0.4% (Hydrogen, Methane, Ozone, CO2) Air pressure is denser to closer you get to the ground 1013.25average atmospheric pressure at sea level ThermosphereMesosphereStratosphereTroposphere **The point where the two zones meet () is represented by “pause” Ex: Thermopause…..Mesopause….Stratopause….Tropause Troposphere: Temp decreases (slightly) Stratosphere: Temp Increases Mesosphere: Temp decreases Thermosphere: Temp increases **Temperature inversion: means temperature increases **Temperature Lapse: Temp decreases Temp changes with height. Avr. 3.6%F/1000 ft (6.5C/1000ft) - Weather balloons allow scientist to be able to see weather patterns Measurement of Temperatures -Thermometer -Units: Fahrenheit (FCelsius (C) Kelvin (K) Conversion Formula C=5/9(F-32) K=C+273 Ex: 5/9(50-32) =10C Ex: 10=5/9(F-32)  5/9(F-32)=10 * Multiply & Flip &Change Sign ***Boiling Point: K-373 C-100 F-272 ***Freezing Point: K-233 C-0 F-32 *Latent heat (can’t directly measure) *Sensible Heat (observation can measure) Evaporation (cooling process): liquid turns into vapor Condensation (warming process): vapor turns back to liquid water Sublimation Melting Evaporation ICE LIQUID Freezing Condensati VAPOR on Deposition Heat energy taken from Heat energy released from environment Mechanisms of Heat Transfer *Conduction(Direct Contact)*Convection(Vertical heat transfer/liquid vapor *Radiation *Advection(Warm Front/Horizontal Transfer)


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