EESA09H3 Chapter Notes - Chapter 1: Tropopause

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Mythological and cultural winds: aeolus greek god of wind, feng po po chinese goddess of wind, haya-ji japanese god of wind, nilch"i navajo holy wind. Composition: solid, liquid, gas www. notesolution. com: most prevalent is gas phase; liquid phase appears as clouds; solid phase refers to matter. Static equilibrium no creation or destruction of gasses (mars and venus) Composition of atmosphere is not static (currently under ingoing an unprecedented change), variable gasses changing during warmer periods. Strato layered clouds (greater horizontal extent than vertical extent) Cumulo puffy clouds (similar horizontal and vertical extent) Alto mid level clouds, between 2km and 7km. Cumulonimbus a towering cloud extending through the troposphere (0-11km) which produces intense precipitation including hail (tornadoes and hurricanes when it touches ground) Solar radiation absorbed by molecular oxygen and energy is converted to kinetic energy of motion. We don"t feel warm at this level because air has very low density at this height (low transference of heat).

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