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Unformatted text preview: Low pressure - crazy weather Hadley Cells Trade winds Westerlies Jet Streams Subtropical highs Intertropical convergence Zone Polar fronts Precipitation Equatorial = Convectional precipitation Mountain = Orographic precipitation (mountains push precip. Across land and away from desert) World Biomes Biomes Ecosystems Related to climate Climate change Natural processes: Glaciers, volcanoes, Tectonics Human processes: Greenhouse gases, CO2, water vapor, aerosols Global Environmental Change Consequences Melting polar caps Flooding Severe weather Increased frequency of severe storms Ozone depletion Famine Other Problems; Soil Erosion Desertification Species extinction Sustainable Development Implies Reduce, reuse, recycle Conserve energy Manage renewable resources Control pops Equitable distribution of goods, resources...
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course GEOG 1101 taught by Professor Holst-pullen during the Summer '07 term at Kennesaw.
- Summer '07