Introduction to Meteorology Chapter 3 Temperature

  1. Daily mean temperature
    Is determined by averaging the 24 hourly readings or by adding the maximum and minimum temperatures for a 24-hour period and dividing by 2.
  2. Daily temperature range
    From the maximum and minimum it is computed by finding the difference between these figures.
  3. Monthly mean temperature
    Is calculated by adding together the daily means for each day of the month and dividing by the number of days in the month.
  4. The annual mean temperature
    Is an average of the 12 monthly means.
  5. The annual temperature range
    Is computed by finding the difference between the warmest and coldest monthly mean temperatures.
  6. Isotherm
    Is a line that connects points on a map that have the same temperature.
  7. Temperature Gradient
    The amount of temperature change per unit of distance
  8. Temperature Control
    Is any factor that causes temperatures to vary from place to place and from time to time.
  9. Specific Heat
    The amount of heat needed to raise the temperature of 1 gram of a substance by 1 degree Celsius
  10. Windward Coast
    Winds blow from the ocean onto the shore
  11. Leeward Coast
    Prevailing winds blow from the land toward the ocean.
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