Coriolis and Atm Circulation

Coriolis and Atm Circulation - MARS 1010 Coriolis and...

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MARS 1010 – Coriolis and Atmospheric Circulation Dr. Yager Finish Chapter 7 in Sverdrup and Armbrust 1. Describe the Coriolis effect, describe the causes that produce it, how the strength of it varies, and discuss its impact on the movement of air and water in the Northern and Southern hemispheres. Be able to give an example of a process that is affected by Coriolis, and one that is not affected by the Coriolis effect. Causes air, water, or objects in motion to veer right in the northern hemisphere. Coriolis force increases with the increasing latitude (zero at equador). It also increases with the speed of moving air, and is dependant on the rotation rate of earth on its axis. If you shot a bullet from the north pole toward the equator, it would veer right from your point of view, or westward if you were looking at earth from space. If you shot a bullet from the equator toward the north pole, it would veer right from your point of view, or eastward if you were looking at earth from space. 2. Review the global wind patterns illustrating wind direction in 0°-30° latitude
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This homework help was uploaded on 04/13/2008 for the course MARS 1010L taught by Professor Jager during the Fall '07 term at University of Georgia Athens.

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Coriolis and Atm Circulation - MARS 1010 Coriolis and...

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