This preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.
This preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.View Full Document
Unformatted text preview: the flow that mix the layers of faster and slower moving air, smoothing the vertical wind profile The boundary Layer or The Friction Layer The atmospheric layer in which friction is most important, varies depending on underlying surface roughness, surface heating, atmospheric stability, and wind speed. The Coriolis Force 1) Causes objects to deviate to the right of their direction of motion in the Northern Hemisphere and to the left in the Southern Hemisphere 2) Affects the direction an object will move across the Earths surface, but has no effect on its speed 3) It is strongest for fast-moving objects and zero for stationary objects 4) is zero at the equator and maximum at the poles Hydrostatic Balance: When pressure gradient force going upward is balanced by the downward force of gravity Geostrophic Balance The balance between the pressure gradient force and the Coriolis Force is this...
View Full Document
This test prep was uploaded on 11/02/2007 for the course ATOC 1050 taught by Professor Forrest,be during the Fall '06 term at Colorado.
- Fall '06