Temperature and Ground Hog day. Ground Hog Day. Ground Hog Day - if the ground hog sees his shadow there will be 6 more weeks of winter. German superstition used animals to predict weather. Germany used a hedgehog.
Greek meaning of Meteors – high in the air
Types of atmospheric meteors
Clouds, raindrops, snow flakes, fog, dust, rainbows
Forms over the interior of Canada and Alaska.
Maritime Tropical Air – forms in tropical and subtropical oceans ( Caribbean Sea and Gulf of Mexico)
Summer brings hot humid weather to the eastern 2/3 of the U.S. and Canada.
Ice Regions of Siberia and Arctic Basin
Air converges and is formed upward.
Area of low pressure forms over a large area.
Low pressure migrates wit movement of the sun’s rays.
Weather is normally cloudy with showers. Great for the tropical rain forest.
The winds blow towards the poles in an easterly direction( blows for west to east)
Responsible for the weather for the U.S.
2 Jet Streams
Polar Jet – separates Easterlies from prevailing westerlies.
Subtropical Jet Stream-Where trade winds meet prevailing westerlies.
Weather is extensive cloudiness and precipitation.
Points on the symbol point in the directional movement.
Weather is basically rotating High and low pressure produced by rising and sinking air combined with the Coriolis effect
Imbalances occur and pushes the front south and another part north.
Weather produced affects large areas.
Doppler Radar 3000m- measures wave frequency that occurs in energy such as sound and Light Data is plotted - indicates wind speed and the movement of the front.
Station Model - Record of weather data for a particular site