FORCES and WINDS

Reading:
A&B: Ch4

 
Pressure, Forces, and Motion

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Review Questions

Labs

I. Review: What is Pressure
  Ideal gas law

II. Charts
1. Pressure levels
2. Constant Height
3. Constant Pressure

III. Newton's Second Law

IV. Forces & Winds
1. Pressure gradient force
2. Coriolis effect
    ->Geostrophic Wind
    ->Gradient Wind
3. Friction force

V. Cyclonic Flow, Anticyclonic Flow
    Divergence, Convergence




BASIC CONCEPTS
SPATIAL PATTERNS
    Generate maps of the zonal wind using the electronic climatic atlas: Select a statistic (monthly, seasonal, annual), the variable, the plot area (latitude/longitude limits), time period, and display option (fill/shade gives the clearest maps).