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Week 1 Lecture Notes

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Week 1 Lecture Notes Geog 1112

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Intro to weather and climate
Zaina Qureshi, Lashonda J. Williams

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These notes were taken from the original power point in class.
Intro to weather and climate
Zaina Qureshi, Lashonda J. Williams
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Date Created: 10/12/15
Study Guide 1 Chapter 2 1 What is the difference between weather and climate Weather is the condition of the atmosphere at a given place and time Climate is long term conditions of atmosphere over many years 2 Where do most weather observations come from in the US And where are Atlanta39s observations from Most US surface weather observations come from an Automated Surface Observing System ASOS Atlanta A505 is at Harts eld Jackson Airport 3 What instrument is used to detect precipitation tstorms and tornadoes What about seeing clouds hurricanes etc from space Doppler radar is used to detect precipitation tstorms and tornadoes Satellites are used up in space to see cloud and hurricanes etc 4 What does synoptic means Coincident in time 5 Why are Station models necessary to show weather observations on a map Station models are necessary to show observations because observations are coded into station models to cram all that information into a compact space 6 TF A tornado watch means that a tornado may develop and you should watch the weather while a tornado warning means a tornado has been sighted and you should take shelter True 7 TF The earth orbits the sun in a perfect circle False 8 On what date is the earth closest to the sun What is this called The earth is closest to the sun on January 3rcl and it is called a Pe he on 9 What is the energy source for our weather and most life processes on earth The energy source for our weather and most life processes on earth is the sun 10ncoming solar radiation is also known as lnsolation


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