UNIT 2

 

READING ASSIGNMENT

Chapter 5 - all

Chapter 6 - all

Chapter 7 - all

 
IMPORTANT TERMS FROM THE READINGS AND THE LECTURES

 

wind

prevailing winds

windward

leeward

air pressure

mercury barometer

isobar

lows (cyclones)

highs (anticyclones)

Coriolis Effect

equatorial low

polar high

subtropical high

subpolar low

Aleutian low

Pacific high

trade winds

westerlies

polar easterlies

doldrums

horse latitudes

ITC

polar front

monsoon

land/sea breeze

mountain/valley breeze

Chinook winds

Santa Ana winds

Mono winds

jet streams

Rossby waves

humidity

evapotransporation

absolute humidity

relative humidity

saturation

dew point

condensation nuclei

advection fog

radiation fog

dew

stratus clouds

cirrus clouds

cumulus clouds

nimbostratus clouds

cumulonimbus clouds

unstable air

stable air

convectional precipitation

convergent precipitation

orographic precipitation

rainshadow effect

rain

snow

sleet

hail

lightning

thunder

air mass

source region

front

cold front

warm front

stationary front

occuluded front

storm tracks

midlatitude cyclone

polar front model

thunderstorm

squall line

tornado

wind shear

tropical disturbances

hurricane

typhoon

eye

eye wall

storm surge

 

 

 

 

 

 

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