EG4508: Issues in environmental science. Meteorology and Climate Dr Mark Cresswell The Atmosphere 1. Suggested References #1. Text Books:. Ahrens, C. Donald. (2000) Meteorology today : an introduction to weather, climate, and the environment.
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Meteorology and Climate
Dr Mark Cresswell
The Atmosphere 1
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SUMMER (N. Hemisphere) WINTER (N. Hemisphere)
Weight = mass x gravity
Density = mass/volume
Pressure = force/area
atmospheric pressure always decreases with increasing height
PE = mgh
PE = potential energy
m = mass of the object g = acceleration of gravity
h = object’s height above the ground
KE = ½ mv2
Electromagnetic spectrum with enhanced detail for visible region of the spectrum
Note the large range of wavelengths encompassed in the spectrum - it is over twenty orders of magnitude!