Do Now 1. What is the most abundant element in the earth's atmosphere? A) Argon. B) Carbon dioxide. C) Nitrogen. D) Oxygen 2. Which layer of the atmosphere has the highest density of gas molecules? A) Mesosphere. B) Stratosphere. C) Thermosphere. D) Troposphere 3. Which layer of the atmosphere contains the ozone layer? A) Mesosphere. B) Stratosphere. C) Thermosphere. D) Troposphere. 4. What frequencies of electromagnetic radiation are absorbed by the earth's ozone layer? A) Infrared light. B) Microwaves. C) Ultraviolet light. D)Visible light. 5. In which layer do virtually all weather phenomena take place? A) Mesosphere. B) Stratosphere. C) Thermosphere. D) Troposphere. . What is the most abundant element in the earth's atmosphere? A) Argon. B) Carbon dioxide. C) Nitrogen. D) Oxygen Aim: How do we put all four atmospheric variables on a weather map? Topic: Meteorology (Unit 6) Main Idea: Station Models 1) What are the four atmospheric variables? A) Temperature B) Air pressure C) Humidity D) Winds Station 1 These are station models. Which of them represents an area that is warm and about to rain? Prove it from your ESRT’s. Station 1 What is a station model? It is a small symbol on a weather map with all the atmospheric variables shown. Station 2 Where does the barometric pressure go on a station model? It is shown with three numbers in the upper right corner. A=1013.8 mb B=1012.1 mb C=1010.1 mb D=967.9 mb E=994.1 mb F=982.1 mb If the number on the station model is below 500 you should _________________ __________________; if the number is 500 and up you should ____________________ ________________________. Exit Card: 1) Convert the pressure 2) What is the wind speed and direction 3) What is the present weather? Answer Do Now the questions on the back of yesterday’s notes. 4) How do we convert atmospheric pressure to put onto a station model? We use the last three numbers to put it on the station model.