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Chapter 6: Forces in the Atmosphere
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The Newtons Isaac                   Wayne
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The Four Forces: 1. Pressure Gradient 2. Gravity 3. Friction 4. Coriolis
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Pressure Gradient
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Super storm March 1993: 50 millibars over 1000 km
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Hurricane Andrew: 50 millibars over 10 km
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Every day, everywhere: 50 millibars over one-half a km !
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Which pressure gradient generates the highest wind speeds: A. Super storm March 1993: 50 mb over 1000 km B. Hurricane Andrew: 50 mb over 10 km C. Every day, everywhere: 50 mb over 0.5 km
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Gravity
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Friction
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Coriolis
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Coriolis Force
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Thanks to rotation, Santa’s rocket lands: A. Galapagos B. In the Pacific west of the Galapagos C. South America (Ecuador) D. Chicago E. South Pole
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4.) Faster motion (wind)         .       more Coriolis Force
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Now, let’s find balances between forces: * Pressure Gradient * Gravity Friction Coriolis
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This note was uploaded on 04/14/2008 for the course ATOC 1050 taught by Professor Forrest,be during the Spring '06 term at Colorado.

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