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Re: Meteorology B

Posted: March 17th, 2016, 1:59 pm
by coprolite_dipstick
describe each layer of the atmosphere, what occurs in it, and why it is useful to the earth.
Troposphere: This layer of the atmosphere is closest to the Earth. Weather occurs here. It's useful to the Earth because this is where weather occurs...? It's also where humans live. 

Stratosphere: This is the second layer of the atmosphere from the Earth. A temperature inversion occurs here, and it is useful to the Earth because it contains the ozone layer, which absorbs UVC radiation. 

Mesosphere: This is the third layer of the atmosphere. Asteroids burn up in this layer, and noctilucent clouds form in this layer. 

Thermosphere: Next layer of the atmosphere.. I don't have my cheat sheet with me but if I recall correctly, there are satellites in this layer which allow for communication.  Also, molecules are so far apart that they don't really act like gases anymore

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Re: Meteorology B

Posted: March 28th, 2016, 4:05 pm
by DankMcIntosh
Name 3 of the main cloud types, tell their shape, color, appearance, occurrence, outcomes, etc. :D

Re: Meteorology B

Posted: March 28th, 2016, 7:20 pm
by Unome
Name 3 of the main cloud types, tell their shape, color, appearance, occurrence, outcomes, etc. :D
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Re: Meteorology B

Posted: March 28th, 2016, 7:28 pm
by cemsc10
Name 3 of the main cloud types, tell their shape, color, appearance, occurrence, outcomes, etc. :D
How do I answer this with the box that will not show the answer?

Re: Meteorology B

Posted: March 28th, 2016, 7:37 pm
by jaredmarko
cumulus: puffy, light, usually shows that good weather is coming, brings no precipitation, low
stratus: grey, horizontal layers, brings some precipitation, low
stratocumulus: dark, round, come in groups, little precipitation, low

Re: Meteorology B

Posted: April 4th, 2016, 12:53 pm
by sciolyFTW_aku
Since @above hasn't posted a question, I'll post one :D
Explain the difference between a radiosonde and a rawinsonde.

Re: Meteorology B

Posted: April 8th, 2016, 8:01 pm
by bhavjain
Since @above hasn't posted a question, I'll post one :D
Explain the difference between a radiosonde and a rawinsonde.
Both are small instruments suspended below a balloon that collect upper-air data. A radiosonde collects data only about pressure, temperature, and relative humidity, whereas a rawinsonde additionally collects observations about winds aloft (wind speed and direction).

Re: Meteorology B

Posted: April 20th, 2016, 9:20 pm
by bhavjain
Since @above hasn't posted a question, I'll post one :D
Explain the difference between a radiosonde and a rawinsonde.
Both are small instruments suspended below a balloon that collect upper-air data. A radiosonde collects data only about pressure, temperature, and relative humidity, whereas a rawinsonde additionally collects observations about winds aloft (wind speed and direction).
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Re: Meteorology B

Posted: April 22nd, 2016, 6:59 pm
by sciolyFTW_aku
Since @above hasn't posted a question, I'll post one :D
Explain the difference between a radiosonde and a rawinsonde.
Both are small instruments suspended below a balloon that collect upper-air data. A radiosonde collects data only about pressure, temperature, and relative humidity, whereas a rawinsonde additionally collects observations about winds aloft (wind speed and direction).
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