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Section 11.2 State of the Atmosphere
Main Idea
(continued)
Details
PressureTemperatureDensity
Relationships
Use with page 280.
Sequence the steps in the formation of temperature inversions.
1. Cool, clear winter night when the wind is calm
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3.
4.
Wind
Use with page 282.
Describe how wind is created by completing the paragraph below.
Cool air
Warm air
. This creates an area of
. This creates an area of
Air masses move from areas of
This is what creates
Relative
Humidity
Use with page 282.
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to
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Draw a graph and write one
sentence to explain why climate
zones near the equator are more
humid than climate zones closer
to the poles. Use the ProblemSolving Lab to help you.
S YNTHESIZE
You are at the beach and notice that in the afternoon there is a
cool breeze blowing onto the beach from the ocean. At night, the wind is blowing from
the land out to sea. How would you explain to someone why this occurs?
Atmosphere
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