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Lecture Notes for GEOL 125 - Natural Disasters with Lambert at Kansas State (KSU)

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Material Type:Class Note
Professor:Lambert
Class:GEOL 125 - Natural Disasters
Subject:Geology
University:Kansas State University
Term:Fall 2009
Keywords:
  • Absolute Humidity
  • Polar Easterlies
  • Air Temperature
  • Trade Winds
  • Temperature
  • Subtropical High
  • Combinations
  • Relative Humidity
  • Conditionally Unstable
  • Ferrel Cell
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NATURAL DISASTERS CHAPTER 8 (Weather) 1) Zonal circulation 2) Moisture and humidity 3) Rising air, lapse rates and stability 4) Air Masses and fronts Important Words and Terms for Exam 4 Absolute humidity and relative humidity. Artic, Pacific, Gulf and desert air masses. Celsius and Fahrenheit. Cold fronts; occluded fronts and warm fronts. Deserts and rain forests. Dew Point. Dry and wet adiabatic lapse rates. Environmental lapse rate. Equatorial low; polar high; subtropical high; subpolar low. Greenhouse gases: carbon dioxide and water vapor. Hadley Cells; Ferrel Cells and Polar Cells. High pressure; low pressure. Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ). Latent heat and sensible heat. Latitude: Equator; north and south poles, 30o and 60o north and south. Moisture and humidity. Orographic lifting; frontal lifting and frontal lifting. Rising and sinking air: Standing high- and lowpressure zones. Rotating and Non-rotating Earth. Stable; unstable and conditionally unstable air. Surface winds: polar easterlies; p...

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