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ATOC 181 Lecture 8: Class 8 Air Masses

Class 8: Air Masses Thursday, January 31, 2019 8:39 AM What is an Air Mass? - A volume of air that has same temperature and moisture characteristics Air masses from when air remains over relatively fat terrain with uniform...

Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences
ATOC 181
David Harpp
ATOC 181 Lecture 9: Class 9 Cyclones

Class 9: Cyclones Tuesday, February 5, 2019 8:48 AM Remember: - Temperature differences in the upper atmosphere control pressure differences in the upper atmosphere - Pressure differences in the upper control the Jetstream...

Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences
ATOC 181
David Harpp
ATOC 184 Lecture 8: January 31 2019:Lecture 8: Air Masses and fronts
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find more resources at oneclass.com January 31 2019:Lecture 8: Air Masses and fronts Air Mass Some volume of air that has similar characteristics of temperature and water vapour content...

Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences
ATOC 184
Eyad Atallah
ATOC 184 Lecture Notes - Lecture 7: Coriolis Force, Centrifugal Force, Pressure-Gradient Force
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find more resources at oneclass.com January 29 2019: Lecture 7: Forces contd The impact of friction Geostrophic balance is a good approximate above 900 hPa (1.5 km) above the ground w...

Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences
ATOC 184
Eyad Atallah
ATOC 184 Lecture 6: Jan 24 2019: Lecture 6: Forces cont’d
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find more resources at oneclass.com Jan 24 2019: Lecture 6: Forces contd Coriolis Force Centrifugal force The difference between you inertia and actual path of the earths ...

Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences
ATOC 184
Eyad Atallah
ATOC 184 Lecture Notes - Lecture 5: Friction, Coriolis Force, Pressure Gradient
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find more resources at oneclass.com Jan 22 2019: Lecture 5: Forces What is a force Something that causes a mass to accelerated Ex. gravity The floor e...

Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences
ATOC 184
Eyad Atallah
ATOC 184 Lecture Notes - Lecture 4: Vapor Pressure, Dew Point
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find more resources at oneclass.com January 17 2019: Lecture 4:Pressure What is pressure in the atmosphere Pressure is the force exerted on a particular area Force per unit...

Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences
ATOC 184
Eyad Atallah
ATOC 184 Lecture Notes - Lecture 3: Black-Body Radiation, Background Radiation, Radiant Flux
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Jan 15 2019: Lecture 3: Global Radiation Blackbody radiation A blackbody is something that emits or absorbs energy with 100 efficiency at all wavelengths Has characteristic wavelength distribution that depends upon the bod...

Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences
ATOC 184
Eyad Atallah
ATOC 184 Lecture Notes - Lecture 2: Thermal Radiation, Goldilocks Principle, Northern Hemisphere
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Jan 10 2019: Lecture 2: Properties of the Atmosphere Temperature and Heat Heat is the amount of energy we put into a material Temperature is a measure of the average speed of molecule movement in a substance This movement ...

Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences
ATOC 184
Eyad Atallah
ATOC 184 Lecture 3: 3

find more resources at oneclass.com 3 Tuesday, January 15, 208:49 AM Global radiation A. Blackbody radiation a. Something that emits or absorbs electromagnetic radiation with 100% efficiency at all wa...

Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences
ATOC 184
Eyad Atallah
ATOC 184 Lecture Notes - Lecture 2: Goldilocks Principle, Inverse-Square Law, Heat Transfer

2 Thursday, January 10, 28:36 AM Properties of the atmosphere Temperature and radiation Being able to fry an egg on surface example, what does it mean A. Temperature: a. Temperature is the measure of the average speed of m...

Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences
ATOC 184
Eyad Atallah
ATOC 184 Lecture 1: 1

1 Tuesday, January 8, 28:33 AM A. Hurricane sandy a. Sea level risen a foot around new york, hurricane allowed the sea to breach the wall b. Wall keeps the water in B. Entire continent breaks record in heat wave a. Climate...

Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences
ATOC 184
Eyad Atallah
ATOC 185 Lecture 9: Tornadoes

find more resources at oneclass.com Chapter IX- Tornadoes What is a tornado A tornado is a violently rotating column of air in the atmosphere which is in contact with the ground. Tornadoe...

Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences
ATOC 185
John Stix
ATOC 185 Lecture Notes - Lecture 8: Subduction, Krakatoa

Chapter VIII- Tsunamis Terminology Tsunami comes from Japanese harbour wave Wave is harmless before entering the harbour Has nothing to do with tides but sometimes called a tidal wave Hazard and Risks of Tsunamis Can hit w...

Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences
ATOC 185
John Stix
ATOC 185 Lecture 7: Climate Change

Chapter VII- Climate Change A. Important Terms Weather The state of the atmosphere, mainly with respect to its effects upon life and human activities As distinguished from climate, weather consists of the short-term (minut...

Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences
ATOC 185
John Stix

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