UNIT I

 

READING ASSIGNMENT

Chapter 1 - all Chapter 3 - pp.71 -80

Chapter 2 - pp. 30-36 Chapter 4 - all

 

Terms from lectures/readings

geography       

ellipsoid of rotation

centrifugal action

plane of the eclipic

earth's axis

parallelism

rotation

revolution

perihelion

aphelion

insolation

circle of illumination

solstice

equinox

Tropic of Cancer

Tropic of Capricorn

Arctic Circle

Antarctic Circle

tropical zone

midlatitude zones

polar zones

great circle

small circle

latitude (parallels)

longitude (meridians)

International Date Line

weather

climate

ozone depletion

solar radiation

atmospheric effect

Greenhouse Effect

radiation

conduction

convection

advection

latent heat

evaporation

condensation

daily lag of temperature

annual lag of temperature

Fahrenheit scale

Celsius scale

Kelvin scale

daily average temperature

monthly average temperature

yearly average temperature

isotherm

temperature gradient

land/water contrast

Coriolis effect

normal lapse rate

inversion

dry adiabatic lapse rate

wet adiabatic lapse rate

 

 

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