Chapter 7 the atmosphere

Pallavi Venkatesh
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Mind Map on Chapter 7 the atmosphere, created by Pallavi Venkatesh on 01/27/2016.

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Chapter 7 the atmosphere
1 section 1: the air around you
1.1 The atmosphere protects us from dangerous things from space
1.2 air quality is poor
1.3 improving air quality is important
1.4 the atmosphere is made of many different gasses
2 section 2 : air pressure
2.1 properties of air are density and pressure
2.2 measuring air pressure tools

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  • mercury barometers, aneroid  barometer,
2.3 altitude affects air pressure and density
3 layers of the atmosphere

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  • thermosphere, troposphere, stratosphere, mesosphere
4 Energy in the atmosphere
4.1 energy from the sun

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  • visible light, non-visible radiation
4.2 energy in the atmosphere

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  • Some sunlight is absorbed or reflected by the atmosphere.
4.3 Energy at earth surface

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  • When earths surface is heated, it radiates most of the energy back into the atmosphere as infrared radiation
5 Heat transfer in the atmosphere
5.1 thermal energy and temperature

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  • heat is measured with a thermometer in degrees of celcius or farenhight
5.2 how is heat transfered

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  • radiation conduction convection heating the troposphere
6 Winds
6.1 what is wind

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  • winds are caused by differences in the air pressure. 
  • wind is measured by a anemometer
  • wind chill factor makes you colder than the actual temprature
6.2 local wind

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  • sea breeze, land breeze
6.3 global winds

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  • global convection currents the coriolis effect
6.4 global wind belts

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  • doldrums horse latitudes trade winds prevailing westerlies polar easterlies jet steams
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