GEOS 200 Lecture Notes - Lecture 7: Advection, Low-Pressure Area

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6 Mar 2017
Geoscience 200: Class Notes 2/10/2017
Exam #1: Friday, February 17th, 2017
Temperature and pressure are not the same.
Air is moved from one location to another. Term is advection.
Air goes up, it must come down.
Air is a gas.
Isotherm- a line of constant temperature
Isobar- a line of constant pressure
________ . ________________________100 km apart____________________________ . _______________
A (temp, pressure) equal B(temp, pressure)
All forces in balance, the sum of net forces is equal to zero. However acting in different
temperatures and pressures. Not equivalent. No net motion, because they are in
Point B is warmer than point A.
________ . ______________________equal units apart__________________________ . _______________
A temperature level is <<<< B
700 mlbars
650 mlbar
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