UW-Madison ATMOCN 100 - Vertical Structure of Atmospheric Temperature (4 pages)

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Website of the day notes, surface pressure revisited, humidity discussion, and vertical structure of the atmosphere temperature


Lecture number:
4
Pages:
4
Type:
Lecture Note
School:
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Course:
Atmocn 100 - Weather and Climate
Edition:
1
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Atm Ocn 100 1nd Edition Lecture 4 Outline of Last Lecture I Weather Notes II Composition of Atmosphere III Temperature IV Density V Pressure Outline of Current Lecture II Website of the day Notes III Surface Pressure IV Humidity V Vertical Structure of Atmospheric Temperature Current Lecture Announcements Homework 1 due September 19 Cloud Project Website of the day not sure how important website of the day notes are but I take them anyways just in case Spaceweather com good website to check current conditions A couple of days ago we had some communication problems with our weather maps there was a lot of interference in the air Currently the sun is flaring up which causes radiation After that comes the solar wind which are particles injected by the sun Technically our planet Earth is within the atmosphere of the sun We experience space weather from the sun s weather way out far away We experience winds that come off of the sun Cosmic rays hit the wind and cause auroras to form in the atmosphere When the auroral oval starts to crank we may see that get into Madison If we can see this take a picture of this for extra credit for Cloud Project Put it on Tri pod or put it on a car Exposure for at least 15 seconds you ll gather enough light on the camera to get a good photograph Aurora s can get pretty spectacular One aurora in the past was ripples coming from the horizon one after another very neat Aos wisc edu weather index htm different websites we can go to Climate for sustainability and the Global Environment both different links off of the main AOS website can show how much participation we have had this year If you go to metobs ssec wisc edu aoss tower there are rooftop observations that we can look at Text display shows current temperature wind speed wind direction pressure etc Also shows precipitation which today is very light but annoying If we are curious to do a conversation from knots to miles per hour You multiple knots by 1 15 to get miles per hour



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