Atmospheric Process

Quick revise

After studying this section you should understand:

  • that the atmosphere is an open system powered by and circulating energy
  • that energy varies temporally and spatially
  • that the movement of air redistributes energy
  • that air motion is a mix of forces
  • that the circulation of air can be modelled
  • that the small amounts of moisture in the air vary in time and space
  • the basic mechanics of condensation, lapse rates and forms of condensation