What are the definitions of: weather, climate, and meteorology?

Chapter 5: Atmospheric Water and Weather

· What are the definitions of: weather, climate, and meteorology?

· What happens to water as it cools and freezes? (density changes, expansion, etc.)

· What is relative humidity?

· What is the dewpoint temperature?

· What is the relative humidity at dewpoint?

· What instrument is used to measure humidity?

· What happens during the adiabatic process?

· What are condensation nuclei?

· Cloud types

· Fog types

· Air mass types

· Convergent lifting of air, Convectional lifting of air, and Orographic lifting of air

· Know what happens during orographic lifting and in windward and leeward sides of mountain ranges

· Weather associated with cold fronts and warm fronts

· Weather Outlooks, Advisories, Watches, and Warnings: Which is issued when the event is occurring?

· Scales for rating tornadoes and hurricanes

· What are the classifications of Tropical cyclones?

· What happens in the eye of the hurricane?

Chapter 6: Water Resources

· Human bodies are comprised of what % water?

· Water covers about what % of Earth’s surface?

· Estimated annual deaths due to lack of water and waterborne diseases

· The quantity of water on Earth has remained relatively constant for about how long?

· What % of Earth’s water is non-oceanic, freshwater?

· How long does it take for the average water molecule to go through the water cycle?

· What is a lysimeter?

· What areas of the US have the highest potential evapotransporation (POTET)?

· Soil types and permeability: which are the most/least permeable to water?

· Colorado River

· About what % of the US population gets a portion of its freshwater from groundwater supplies?

· What is groundwater mining?

· Where is the Ogallala aquifer?

· What is desalination?

· Where is Cancer Alley in the US?

· Effects of population growth on world water supplies?

· Flow video question sheet

Chapter 7: Climate Systems

· What are the differences in a genetic classification system and an empirical classification system?

· What is the Köppen climate classification system?

· What does the Köppen system use to name climate types?

· What are the names of the climate types your textbook uses?

· How are those climate types ordered from equator to pole, pole to equator?

· Go over the characteristics of the climate types in the powerpoint and in the textbook

· What are some of the factors that contribute to the climate types: insolation, convection, pressure systems, air masses, bodies of water, mountains, etc.?

· The largest % of Earth’s population lives in what climate region?

· Toledo, OH is located in what climate region?

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