GY 101 Final Review

GY 101 Final Review - GY 101 Final Review -Easterly Wave...

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GY 101 Final Review -Easterly Wave -wavelike perturbation in the constant easterly flow of the Northeast and Southeast trades, which produces this type of distinctive weather system. Westward-moving air is forced to rise on the upwind side (producing often heavy rainfall) and descend on the fair-weather downwind side of the low-pressure wave trough -occurs between 30ºN and 30ºS -most frequently observed in Caribbean Basin, west-central Pacific -Tropical Depression -Easterly wave of increased intensity, but exhibiting wind speeds of less than 39 mph. It’s low-pressure trough has deepened and begun to assume a rotating, cyclonic organization. Further intensification of the depression would next transform it into a tropical storm. -wind speed occurring during low-pressure exceed 26 km/h (11-16 mph) -Tropical Storm -intensified tropical depression, exhibiting a deep central low-pressure cell, rotating cyclonic organization, and wind speeds between 39-74 mph. Further intensification would transform the system into a tropical cyclone (hurricane). -Hurricane
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