Chapter 5: Atmospheric Water and Weather
· What are the definitions of: weather, climate, and meteorology?
· What happens to water as it cools and freezes? (density changes, expansion, etc.)
· What is relative humidity?
· What is the dewpoint temperature?
· What is the relative humidity at dewpoint?
· What instrument is used to measure humidity?
· What happens during the adiabatic process?
· What are condensation nuclei?
· Cloud types
· Fog types
· Air mass types
· Convergent lifting of air, Convectional lifting of air, and Orographic lifting of air
· Know what happens during orographic lifting and in windward and leeward sides of mountain ranges
· Weather associated with cold fronts and warm fronts
· Weather Outlooks, Advisories, Watches, and Warnings: Which is issued when the event is occurring?
· Scales for rating tornadoes and hurricanes
· What are the classifications of Tropical cyclones?
· What happens in the eye of the hurricane?
Chapter 6: Water Resources
· Human bodies are comprised of what % water?
· Water covers about what % of Earth’s surface?
· Estimated annual deaths due to lack of water and waterborne diseases
· The quantity of water on Earth has remained relatively constant for about how long?
· What % of Earth’s water is non-oceanic, freshwater?
· How long does it take for the average water molecule to go through the water cycle?
· What is a lysimeter?
· What areas of the US have the highest potential evapotransporation (POTET)?
· Soil types and permeability: which are the most/least permeable to water?
· Colorado River
· About what % of the US population gets a portion of its freshwater from groundwater supplies?
· What is groundwater mining?
· Where is the Ogallala aquifer?
· What is desalination?
· Where is Cancer Alley in the US?
· Effects of population growth on world water supplies?
· Flow video question sheet
Chapter 7: Climate Systems
· What are the differences in a genetic classification system and an empirical classification system?
· What is the Köppen climate classification system?
· What does the Köppen system use to name climate types?
· What are the names of the climate types your textbook uses?
· How are those climate types ordered from equator to pole, pole to equator?
· Go over the characteristics of the climate types in the powerpoint and in the textbook
· What are some of the factors that contribute to the climate types: insolation, convection, pressure systems, air masses, bodies of water, mountains, etc.?
· The largest % of Earth’s population lives in what climate region?
· Toledo, OH is located in what climate region?