January 2023

Lightining

By |2022-09-15T12:44:39+02:00January 24th, 2023|Notes, Weather and Climate|

Lightining. Image by GreenSociety. Lightining. Image by GreenSociety. ZIMSEC O Level Geography Notes: Weather Hazards: Lightining

  • Is typically caused by the physical characteristics of cumulonimbus weather conditions.
  • As rain drops fall the energy which they have causes a positive charge to develop at the top of a cloud and negative charges to develop […]
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Pressure systems

By |2022-09-15T12:44:54+02:00January 24th, 2023|O Level Geography, Weather and Climate|

The world's pressure belts The world’s pressure belts and winds ZIMSEC O Level Geography Notes: Pressure

Pressure

  • Air has weight and therefore exerts pressure, called atmospheric pressure onto the earth’s surface.
  • The pressure is not the same for all regions nor is it the same for any one region all the time that […]
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Temperature

By |2022-09-15T12:44:58+02:00January 24th, 2023|O Level Geography, Weather and Climate|

Six's thermometer Six’s thermometer ZIMSEC O Level Geography Notes: Temperature

  • The daily maximum and minimum temperatures are measured using Six’s thermometer (pictured above).
  • It was invented by James Six a British scientist hence the name Six’s thermometer.
  • It is also known as the Maximum and Minimum thermometer.
  • It is housed in a Stevenson’s screen.
  • Diurnal […]
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Humidity

By |2022-09-15T12:44:57+02:00January 24th, 2023|O Level Geography, Weather and Climate|

Wet and dry bulb thermometer. Image by TradeIndia Wet and dry bulb thermometer. Image by TradeIndia ZIMSEC O Level Geography Notes: Humidity

-a quantity representing the amount of water vapor in the atmosphere.

  • It is measured using a hydrometer.
  • The wet and dry bulb thermometer is also known as a psychrometer.
  • Weather satellites can […]
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