MET4301_3 - 1 What are the prevailing winds in tropics and...

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Unformatted text preview: 1. What are the prevailing winds in tropics and mid-latitudes? 2. What is the main reason to form Hadley Cell? 3. Why Hadley cell only extends to 30 degree north and south latitude? 4. What is the radiative equilibrium of the Earth’s system? Can you compute Earth’s mean surface temperature based on radiative equilibrium assumption if the atmosphere were transparent to radiation? Will surface temperature increase if the atmosphere can absorb part of the longwave radiation emitted by the Earth’s surface? Why? 5. Why world’s deserts are distributed along the band near 30 degree north and south latitude? 6. Approximately what percentage of solar radiation is reflected back to space? How much solar radiation is absorbed by the atmosphere and Earth’s surface? 7. What is convection? What role does a convection play? 8. What does ITCZ stand for? What causes ITCZ? 1. Meteorological conventions 2. Meteorological variables 3. Scales of atmospheric motions 1. Meteorological convections 1. Local right-hand Cartesian coordinate 2. Polar coordinate x y U V W O O East North Up M speed Wind direction Wind α Φ P, z, 2. Meteorological variables2....
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