Atmosphere and the water cycle

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what are the 3 main types of oscillation?
stretch, wobble, tilt
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the tilt of the Earths polar axis shifts between what degrees
21.8 and 24.4
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what is Stefan Boltzmanns law
e=aT4
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what is radiation?
the transfer of energy between two bodies without the aid of an intervening medium at the speed of light
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what is latent heat?
the thermal energy which is involved in a change of state
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what is sensible heat?
the heat which is transferred via convention
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the oceans contribute __% to the hydrological cycle
87
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the land provides __% tot he hydrological cycle
13
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how often do El Ninos occur?
2 to 7 years
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typically what is the size of a raindrop
2mm
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stratocumulus clouds are what?
low layer of cloud which rarely produce rain
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what is the Dry adiabatic lapse rate?
the decrease of an atmospheric variable with height
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What are isobars used for
to indicate areas of similar atmospheric pressure
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what is the Coriolis effect
the force that is found in a rotating object
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In the koppen- Geiger system of classification (1953) what climate is dry?
B
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In the koppen- Geiger system of classification (1953) what climate is tropical?
A
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In the koppen- Geiger system of classification (1953) what climate is Moist mid- latitudes and has mild winters?
C
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In the koppen- Geiger system of classification (1953) what climate is Moist mid-latitudes with cold winters?
D
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In the koppen- Geiger system of classification (1953) what climate is Polar
E
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what is the year cycle of the Stretch
100,000
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what is the year cycle of the tilt
40,000
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what is the year cycle of the wobble
20,000
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clouds tend to trap...
longwave and reflect shortwave radiation
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what is advection?
the transfer of a property of the atmosphere by the horizontal movement of an air mass
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net radiation is the flux of solar and terrestrial radiation through a horizontal surface?
true
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what is transpiration?
the loss of water vapour from plant cells
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What does adiabatic mean?
the change of temperature without adding or removing heat energy
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In the hydrological cycle what are the highest annual values over the tropics?
150cm
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what does the Fujita scale measure?
a tornadoes intensity
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runoff=....
precipitation - evaporation +- storage
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when did the Quarternary period begin?
2.6 million years ago
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UNITS of force all use....
force= mass x acceleration
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