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Unformatted text preview: flow poleward. • At the poles, convergent air would descend…diverge at the surface, and flow toward the equator. RESULTANT WIND PATTERNS Surface winds and windless zones • Winds are named according to wind direction. o From equator, moist air rises towards both poles o 30° N and S, dry air sinking o 60° N and S, moist air rises towards both poles o 90° N and S, dry air sinking NANSEN’S DISCOVERIES • No arctic continent • Continuous trans-Arctic current • Early evidence for thermohaline circulation: water with Atlantic Ocean FRANKLIN’S 1786 MAP OF THE GULF STREAM • Based on ship’s logs: travel times between America and Europe....
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This note was uploaded on 04/16/2008 for the course GEOS 104 taught by Professor Cox during the Spring '08 term at Williams.
- Spring '08