SECTION II: The Atmosphere
Week 7, 2.4 Transient Atmospheric Flows and Disturbances,   Assignment 6: submit assignment using the corresponding link in the Submit Work section

 
 


Reading Assignment:  Chapter 7
Transient Atmospheric Flows and Disturbances


Unit (Chapter) Plan:
Contents 
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Activities 
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Abilities Acquired
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Contents (course topics):

The Impact of Storms on the Landscape
Air Masses
    Characteristics
    Origin
    Classification
    Movement and Modification
    North American Air Masses
Fronts
    Warm Fronts
    Cold Fronts
     Stationary Fronts
    Occluded Fronts
Atmospheric Disturbances
Midlatitude Cyclones
Midlatitude Anticyclones
Major Tropical Disturbances: Hurricanes
Localized Atmospheric Disturbances
Focus:
    GOES Weather Satellites
    El Niño-Southern Oscillation
    Lightning
    Forecasting Severe Storms: New Technologies Used on Oklahoma
 
 

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Activities (things you must do):
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Abilities Acquired (what you learned):

By the end of this chapter you should be able to:
1.- Describe continental polar air masses (1)
2.- Cite where in United States is the least likely zone of formation for a large air mass (2).
3.- Describe the formation of a Tornado (3)
4.- Name the region of the United States which has the highest incidence of tornadoes (4)
5)  Give the wind velocity in kilometers per hour that a storm need to attain to be classified as a hurricane (5).
 6.-  Give the main characteristic of the  "eye" of the hurricane  (6).
7.-  Give the average directional movement of tornadoes (7).
8.- Give the average directional movement of hurricanes (8).
9.- Cite another name for a hurricane (10).
10.- Describe a midlatitude anticyclone (14)
11.- Describe the phases of a thunderstorm. Which one is the most active (18).
12.-  Give the average hurricane exists (21).
13.- Cite the rate of speed in kilometers per hour of tornado (22).
14.-  Characterize an extratropical anticyclone (26).
15.- Cite the month most likely for a hurricane to occur in the Northern Hemisphere (35).
16.-  Describe an occluded front (40).
17.- Explain Cyclogenesis  (44).
18.- Explain the storm surge of a hurricane (45).
 

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