Week 5 lecture notes of Geography 107
Week 5 lecture notes of Geography 107 107
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This 3 page Class Notes was uploaded by Devonee Shearer on Sunday September 20, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to 107 at West Virginia University taught by Timothy A Warner (P) in Fall 2015. Since its upload, it has received 54 views. For similar materials see Physical Geography in Geography at West Virginia University.
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Better than the professor's notes. I could actually understand what the heck was going on. Will be back for help in this class.
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Date Created: 09/20/15
Geography 107 Chapter 4 Moisture91515 0 Will not have quotgiven this gt nd the lat long on testquot Topics 0 Test 0 Intro to Chapter 4 0 7pm this 202 Thursdaygt Test Review 0 Practice test released today Review 0 Pressure drops as you increase in elevation o Rising airgt pressure reducedgt air expandsgt cools o Sinking airgt pressure increasesgt air compressesgt heats Tea Sugar Tea air Sugar water vapor Temp increases relative humidity decreases Temperature 0 Speci c humidity Max amt of sugar Relative humidity deg F Amt of Sugar possible to Relative amt teaspoons T dissolve dissolved 34 1 lt1 gt100 condensann 35 1 1 11100 saturated dew point 50 1 2 12 50 70 1 4 14 25 Air Stability 0 Stable air will return to its elevation o Unstable air will continue to rise if forced to rise 0 Orographic liftinggt sir rising due to topography Stable air unsaturated relative humidity lt 100 Unstable air saturated relative humidity 100 Clouds o Terminology Cumulus pile or heap puffy looks like cotton balls Stratus Layer sheet like Cirrus curl of hair wispy Nimbus rain cloud Alto high midlevel clouds 0 Types of clouds Stratiform layered Cumuloform globulas High Clouds gt 20000 feet Cirrus wispy Cirrostratus smooth thin white veil Cirrocumulus puffy high sometimes linear Midlevel clouds 650020000 feet Altocumulus compares to cirrocumulus Altostratus smooth texture less Low clouds lt6500 feet Stratus dense low cloud light drizzle Nimbostratus continuous rain Stratocumulus low distinct puffy clouds Vertical Extent 200060000 feet Cumulus Cumulonimbus anvil shape heavy rain thunderstorms lightning See g 412 Fog cloud in contact with ground Radiation fog ground cooling at night Advection fog warm moist air moving over a cold surface Orographic fog cooling due to rising air over topography Evaporative fog evaporation over a water body For condensation clouds fog and precipitation Coolinggt lifting Orographic topography Convectional heating Cyclonic rotationalair mass Precipitation 0 O O Storms can be localized Convection and unstable air Fig 422 Orographic precipitation Fig 418 Watch video on phone Eastern Panhandle Slight rain shadow effect from the moisture crossing Appalachians Thunderstorms local weather phenomenon Cumulous Mature cumulonimbus heavy rain Dissipating light rain Fig 429 Microburst Fig 432 See pic on phone