READ CHAPTERS 5,6,7
STUDY ALL VOCABULARY TERMS
- Know how to do relative humidity problems.
- Know how to do orographic uplift problems.
- Know the location of all wind and pressure belts.
- Know all measures of standard atmospheric pressure at sea level.
- Does air pressure increase or decrease with increased elevation.
- Understand the Coriolis Effect.
- Know which local winds follow a daily or seasonal pattern.
- What are prevailing winds?
- Know the characteristics of cyclones and anticyclones in each hemisphere.
- Know the characteristics of cumulus, stratus, and cirrus clouds.
- Do isobars increase or decrease in value towards the center of an anticyclone?
- Would precipitation be higher on windward or leeward slopes of major mountain ranges?
- List the three ways to make the air rise, expand and cool.
- Is fog a form of condensation or precipitation?
- What is a squall line?
- Define a hurricane by wind speed.
- What direction do mid- latitude cyclones tend to move across North America?
- What is an occluded front?
- Understand the terms saturation and dew point.
- What causes westerly winds?
- At what time of the day would you expect to find the highest relative humidity?
- Can jet streams provide heat exchange in the atmosphere?
- Can lighting occur within the same cloud?
- What is a steep pressure gradient?
- Is a radiation fog most likely to form during an inversion?
- The closer the dew point temperature is to the actual temperature, the higher or the lower the relative humidity?
- What do isobars connect?
- What determines the capacity of the air to hold moisture?
- Do tropical cyclones form out of a single air mass?
- Understand the characteristics of warm fronts and cold fronts.
- You will have a matching portion related to a cross section of a mid-latitude cyclone.
(1) Present possible explanations why precipitation is so low in the Great Basin of the U.S. (Nevada-Utah area).
(2) Present possible explanations why precipitation is so high in the Amazon Basin.
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