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EESA09H3 Study Guide - Comprehensive Final Exam Guide - Canada, Wind Hellas, Toronto


Department
Environmental Science
Course Code
EESA09H3
Professor
Tanzina Mohsin
Study Guide
Final

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EESA09: Lecture 1 Introduction to Wind
Tanzina Mohsin - tanzina.mohsin@utoronto.ca
EV364 @ Wednesdays 11:30-12:30pm
Midterm 30%
Quizzes 8%
Participation 7%
Final 55%
Quizzes posted on quercus https://q.utoronto.ca/ 1 quiz per lecture (8 quizzes)
Participation Weather Station Tour (*mandatory*in person), other opportunities (5-6)
Final (cumulative lectures 1-12) M/C, T/F, Fill in blanks, Definitions, Short Qs, and
concept maps
Objectives:
- Role of wind in climate/weather system
- Impact of wind on transportation of elements w/in an atmosphere
- Wind in everyday life
- Embrace power of wind in good use
- MORE Critical thinking not just memorization
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WIND Types & Characteristics:
- Runs whole universe; depending on gaseous composition, scale, and types of forces
associated, it can be classified in diff.ways
- LARGE SCALE CIRCULATION
o Solar Wind: governing solar energy within solar system
Consists of charged particles (protons, electrons)
Moves outward from sun to space @ 900km/s temp of 1 mill.degrees ©
Hardly affect Earth Magnetic field generated by core to protect from
solar radiation.
VIDEO exposure of solar wind, will kill. Space radiation
only when u close ur eyes (flashes) of electrical particles
o Planetary Wind: any wind system exists on Earth
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Solar radiation/due to various forces (e.g. gravity)
Associated w/most meteorological variables that affect our
weather/climate systems
WIND Mythology/Culture:
- Greeks (Euro-centric) Aeolous designated by Zeus to look after the 4 winds:
o Zephyrus gentle, west wind
o Boreas chilly, north wind
o Notos southern rain bringer
o Eurus ill-tempered east breeze
**corresponds to the 4 seasons**
- Chinese Mythology Feng Popo, wind goddess replaced Feng Po
- Japanese Mythology Fujin earliest gods of Shinto, God of Wind
- North American Indian
o Navajo (DinE) wind intimately connected to their spiritual life
o Part of creation stories (Holy Wind ilh’i eathig
- Others wind myths. Permeates most human societies
CULTURAL WINDS used as a metaphor, often rep. change
- Gone with the Wind (1939)
- Twister (1996)
- The Hurricane (1999)
- Chocolate (2000)
- Monsoon Wedding (2001)
- The Wind that Shakes the Barley (2006)
ATMOSPHERIC PRIMER:
- Geologic Control:
o 4.6 billion years
o Atomospheric composition is dynamic NOT static
Balance comes not from static but b/c inputs = outputs (paleo-
atmospheres)
- HISTORY:
o Atmosphereic composition largely results of volcanic emissions (geologic control)
CO2, CH4
o Life appeared 3.8 billion years ago
o . illio yeas of ethae, CO atosphee aaeoi oditios, Age of
Bateia
- QUESTION - Why switch from anaerobic to aerobic conditions 2.3 bill.yrs ago?
- ANSWER Life modifies environ. to best suit itself. Had to happen for live to exist on
Earth
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