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Lesson 3 Homework Questions Instructions: Answer each of the following questions. Your responses can be short answer, short essay, or a list -- just be sure to answer each question completely. Ch. 5: 1.Explainwhyatmosphericpressuredecreaseswithaltitude.The density of the atmosphere decreases with altitude, and so pressure decreases 2. Is descending air more likely to be associated with high or low atmospheric pressure at the surface? Rising air? 3. How does friction influence the direction of wind flow? 4. Explain the pattern of wind circulation associated with a surface cyclone in the Northern Hemisphere. Wind converges in a counterclockwise direction in a surface cyclone in the Northern Hemisphere 5. Describe the direction of vertical air movement within an anticyclone. Air decends towards the surface in an anticyclone 6. Describe the pattern of air movement within the Hadley cells. Warm air rises near the equator ; by an alititude of about 15 kilos, the air spreads north and south and decends towards the surface at about 30 N and S, where sis moves back towards the equator to be uplifted again in the Hadley Cells.
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  • Winter '11
  • drmccalister
  • Biology

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