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Weather Unit: Guided Notes to PowerPoints

Weather Unit: Guided Notes to PowerPoints

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Aligned to Michigan HSCE's for Earth Science - Weather (Unit 6). Designed and implemented for use with the Geophysical Science course at Plymouth-Canton Educational Park.
Aligned to Michigan HSCE's for Earth Science - Weather (Unit 6). Designed and implemented for use with the Geophysical Science course at Plymouth-Canton Educational Park.

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 Name: _____________________________ Hour:_____ 
Geophysical . . . Severe Weather- -
1
Guided Notes: Weather
 
Chapter 17: Atmosphere
 A. Energy in the Atmosphere
The __________ energy drives the weather.1) The __________ heats Earth’s surface
2) Earth’s surface transfers that energy tothe __________ 
3) Differences in __________ drive the weather.Energy is transferred in three different ways.1)
Radiation
  _____________________________________________________  _____________________________________________________.2)
Conduction
 - The transfer of energy through __________ _________ .- Heat always moves from ___________ areas to __________ areas.3)
Convection
 - The transfer of energy through a __________ or __________ caused by differences in density.- As heat __________ ( ), density __________ ( ).Heat – the __________ movement within a substanceTemperature – the __________ movement within a substanceMeasured by a __________. Units: __________ Demo: Heating Water Identify
radiation, conduction,
and
convection
.
 
 
 Name: _____________________________ Hour:_____ 
Geophysical . . . Severe Weather- -
2
B. The Atmosphere
Earth’s atmosphere has four layers identified by changes in __________.1)
Troposphere
 - Layer closest to Earth’s surface, where weather occurs.- Temperature __________ ( ) with increasing (
) altitude.- Air pressure __________ ( ) with increasing (
) altitude.2)
Stratosphere-
The second layer from Earth’s surface.- Temperature __________ ( ) with increasing (
) altitude.Why?:- Air pressure __________ ( ) with increasing (
) altitude.3)
Mesosphere
- The third layer from Earth’s surface.- Temperature __________ ( ) with increasing (
) altitude.- Air pressure __________ ( ) with increasing (
) altitude.4)
Thermosphere
- The fourth layer from Earth’s surface.- Temperature __________ ( ) with increasing (
) altitude.Chapter 19: The Atmosphere in Motion
C. Air Pressure
A force caused by the __________ of air molecules beingpulled to the Earth by _________.- Air pressure is exerted in all directions.- At sea level, air pressure is __________ pounds per square inch (lb/in
2
)Barometer – weather instrument that measures __________  __________.
 
- Units of Air Pressure1)2)3)What affects air pressure?1)
 Altitude
 As altitude _________ ( ), air pressure _________ ( )because less air is pushing down from above.2)
Temperature-
As temperature __________ ( ), air pressure __________ ( ) because molecules move faster and further from each other.- As temperature __________ ( ), air pressure __________ ( ) because molecules more slower and closer to each other.3)
Humidity 
definition - ______________________________  _______________________________________ 
 
 Name: _____________________________ Hour:_____ 
Geophysical . . . Severe Weather- -
3
On weather maps, areas with the same air pressure can be plotted using isobars.Isobar – lines that join areas with __________ pressure.
*** Isobars NEVER cross each other!***
Changes in air pressure are linked to predictable changes in the weather.
High Pressure - H
 
Low Pressure - L
 
a.k.a.
 
Cool air _________ from the atmosphere.
Linked to __________ air.
Cloud __________ .
Winds blow away from pressure center.
a.k.a.
 
Warm air __________from the surface.
Linked to __________ air.
Cloud __________ .
Winds blow towards pressure center.
D. Wind
The movement of air from areas of _________ pressure ( ) to _________ pressure ( ).- Wind speed increases (
) as:1) the pressure difference __________ ( ) or 2) distance between isobars _________ ( ).Anemometer - instrument that measures _________ _________.Wind Vane – instrument that measures _________ _________.Local WindsDefinition – Winds that blows for less than 100 km.Mainly caused by differences in __________.1)
Sea Breeze-
Starts over __________ and blowsonto _________.- Occur during the __________ when __________ warms faster than ________ .

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