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Ch 28: ASVAB: Meteorology

About This Chapter

This chapter introduces you to a number of important topics in meteorology to prep you for science items on the ASVAB. Learn about the structure and major components of the atmosphere among many more topics in the videos and text transcripts.

ASVAB: Meteorology - Chapter Summary

Our professional instructors cover each major meterology topic using multiple resources to help ensure strong understanding of topics such as condensation, precipitation and evaporation. As you progress through the chapter you'll see the following ASVAB prep material:

  • The four spheres of the Earth
  • Differences between weather and climate
  • Air pressure, temperature and density
  • Temperature, clouds, wind and humidity on the atmospheric cycle
  • Climate classifications and their global distribution
  • Types of air masses and their effect on weather
  • The general circulation of the atmosphere
  • Parts of the water cycle

Weather fronts are another issue brought to your attention in the chapter with a fun video lesson and informative text component. Test your comprehension of any lesson by taking the self-assessment quiz that directly follows it.

Objectives of the ASVAB: Meteorology Chapter

Your ASVAB scores are used to decide whether your abilities are suitable for military enlistment. This chapter is designed to help you with content belonging to the ASVAB Science and Technical domain, particularly the questions asked in the General Science (GS) subtest. The computerized GS subtest contains 16 questions while there are 25 questions on the paper-and-pencil GS subtest. The ASVAB's questions are written in multiple-choice format.

12 Lessons in Chapter 28: ASVAB: Meteorology
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The Four Spheres of Earth: Geosphere, Hydrosphere, Biosphere, and Atmosphere

1. The Four Spheres of Earth: Geosphere, Hydrosphere, Biosphere, and Atmosphere

Earth is made up of four distinct yet connect spheres. In this video lesson, you will learn about where each sphere is found on Earth, as well as some features commonly found in each.

Interactions of Earth's Spheres: Purpose and Examples

2. Interactions of Earth's Spheres: Purpose and Examples

The four spheres of Earth drive all of its processes and support life on our unique planet. In this video lesson, you will see examples of how Earth's spheres interact with each other to form an overall complex and connected system.

Weather vs. Climate: Definition, Differences & Effects

3. Weather vs. Climate: Definition, Differences & Effects

This video lesson will guide you in understanding the difference between climate and weather. Discover how they are different but related and how they are the ways you can describe atmospheric conditions on Earth.

Temperature, Clouds, Wind & Humidity on the Atmospheric Cycle

4. Temperature, Clouds, Wind & Humidity on the Atmospheric Cycle

Weather is the current state of the atmosphere and is determined by factors like temperature, pressure and humidity. These factors that cause periodic changes in the Earth's air masses are explored in this lesson.

Weather Variables: Air Pressure, Temperature & Density

5. Weather Variables: Air Pressure, Temperature & Density

Weather is influenced by a number of factors. In this lesson, you will learn about three key variables that control weather and how they work together to do so.

Climate Classifications & Their Global Distribution

6. Climate Classifications & Their Global Distribution

Earth has many climates, but we can categorize them based on common characteristics. In this video lesson you will identify the 5 major climate classifications on Earth, as well as where on Earth these climates are found.

Major Components of the Atmosphere

7. Major Components of the Atmosphere

Our atmosphere is a complex mixture of many different gases. In this video lesson you will identify the major components of Earth's atmosphere as well as how much there is of each.

The Structure of the Atmosphere

8. The Structure of the Atmosphere

If you've ever climbed a mountain or been to the beach, you know that the atmosphere is different at different levels. This lesson explains how the structure of the atmosphere is really like a layer cake.

The General Circulation of the Atmosphere

9. The General Circulation of the Atmosphere

The Sahara Desert, tropical rainforests, and cold polar winds are all due to Earth's rotation. In this video lesson, you will learn how this rotation has created global air circulation patterns on Earth and how it is responsible for such diverse climate patterns across the globe.

The Water Cycle: Precipitation, Condensation, and Evaporation

10. The Water Cycle: Precipitation, Condensation, and Evaporation

This lesson discusses the processes water takes as it moves around the Earth in the water cycle. You'll get an in-depth look at condensation, precipitation, and evaporation.

Understanding Weather Fronts: Types & Their Effect on Weather

11. Understanding Weather Fronts: Types & Their Effect on Weather

In this video lesson you will learn about how air masses with different characteristics create weather fronts. You will also identify the different types of fronts, as well as what type of weather occurs along them.

Types of Air Masses & Their Effect on Weather

12. Types of Air Masses & Their Effect on Weather

Air masses affect weather in a number of different ways. In this lesson, you will learn about the different types of air masses found on Earth and how the movement of air masses creates changes in the weather.

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