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Department
Environmental Science
Course
ENVIRSC 1A03
Professor
Luc Bernier
Semester
Winter

Description
EnvironmentalScience1A03DefinitionsLecture3AtmosphericpressureforceexertedbyairmoleculesperunitareaexertedbygravityIdealGasLawequationofstateimportantlawthatexplainstherelationshipbetweenpressuretemperatureanddensityAir pressure is the force per unit area exerted on a surface by the weight of air above that surface in the atmosphere of Earth or that of another planetAltitude or height is defined based on the context in which it is used aviation geometry geographical survey sport and moreLecture4BlackbodyanobjectorsubstancethatisperfectlyefficientatabsorbingandradiatingradiationBlackbodiesdonotexistinnaturebutrepresentandidealInsolationincidentorincomingsolarradiationAlbedothefractionofsolarradiationarrivingatasurfacethatisreflectedNetradiationincomingradiationoutgoingradiationPolewardheattransportisthedrivingforceofclimatesurplusenergymovestowardspolesdeficitregionsGlobalenergybalanceenergyabsorbedbyearthenergyabsorbedbysurfaceenergyrecycledwithintheearthsystemHydrologicalcycletheperennialmovementofwaterinitsthreephasesbetweentheatmosphereearthssurfaceandgroundwaterLecture5Continentallya measure of the difference between continental and marine climates characterized by the increased range of temperatures that occurs over land compared with waterWindchilltemperatureindexanindexofapparenttemperatureusedforcoldconditionsthatincorporatesairtemperatureandwindspeedLecture6MarchequinoxallplacesonEarthreceive12hoursofdaylightJuneSolsticelongerdaysintheNorthernhemisphere
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