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Meteorology Week 2 Class Notes

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Meteorology Week 2 Class Notes metr 121

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These notes cover the end of chapter one in class discussion and the beginning of chapter 2 where we learn about heat transfer.
Rezaul Mahmood
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heat, kinectic, potential, latent, Energy, temperature, evaporation, condensation, Meteorology
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Date Created: 09/01/16
METR. 121 Week 2 Notes 8/29/16 The Earth’s Atmosphere Lecture Continued Standard Atmosphere: 1013.25 mb Air circulates clockwise Atmosphere Structure: Temperature Radiosonde observing vertical distribution of temperature, humidity, pressure, and wind The “pauses” are called transitional layers Thermosphere: 90km to 500km  O, N, and H atoms absorb solar radiation  Move at fast speeds  Temperature increases with height Mesopause Mesosphere: about 55km to 85km  No heating in this layer  Temperature decreases with height Stratopause Stratosphere: about 15km to 50km  Ozone absorbs ultraviolet energy from the sun  Temperature increases with height  O3  Temperature inversion Tropopause Troposphere: lowest layer 0km to 11km  Ground warms the air  Temperature decreases with height  Lapse rate: the rate at which air temperature decreases with height  Avg. Lapse Rate is 6.5 degrees celsuis per 1000m  This is the zone where weather occurs TQ: Where would people go in nature to feel temperature decline? TA: Up a mountain Chapter Two Discussion Begins: Temperature and Heat Transfer Lecture Fahrenheit: 32 degrees is freezing 212 degrees is boiling Celsius: 0 degrees is freezing 100 degrees is boiling Kelvin: 273Kis freezing 373K is boiling Forumula: K=C+273 Day #4 8/31/16 Chapter 2 Lecture Continues Kinetic energy is energy in use Potential energy is energy in reserve Energy in processes of transferring is heat Sensible heat is used to change temperature Latent hear is used to change phases Solar Energy 1) Latent 2) Sensible 3)Ground Evaporation is a cooling process because it takes heat from what is it evaporating off of Evapotranspiration: Plants Transpire Mechanisms of Heat Transfer 1. Convection: Heat Transferred by vertical move of mass 2. Advection: Hear transfer by horizontal move of mass 3. Conduction: Heat transfer by contact 4. Radiation: Heat Transferred in vacuum Air is not a good conductor of heat


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