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Geography 265 Exercise 4 Section 1 2 Distance (kilometres (km) Mb in 2-3 103.75 3.06 5-6 68.31 2.02 8-9 48.51 1.43 9-10 43.01 1.27 10-20 209.7 6.19 20-30 43.32 1.28 40-50 2.08 0.06 60-70 0.17 0.005 Calculation applied to all values. Mb values collected from the table provided in the manual. 2.0 km to 3.0 km 898.76mb – 795.01mb = 103.75mb 103.75mb x 0.0295in/mb = 3.06 1. Name the winds that blow poleward of the subtropical highs in both hemispheres. Why are they so much stronger in the southern hemisphere? [2 marks ] The winds are called westerlies. They are stronger in the southern hemisphere because there is more ocean and less land in the southern hemisphere in comparison to the northern hemisphere . 2. Name the winds around the high-pressure cells located at the North and South poles. In which hemisphere do they appear to be more consistent, and why? [2 marks] The winds around high-pressure cells are the easterlies. They are more regular in the southern hemisphere than the northern hemisphere because of the landmasses in the south. 3. Compare the air flow over India in winter and summer. What is the cause of the seasonal reversal? What is this phenomenon called, and how does it affect India’s precipitation pattern? [3 marks] The air flow over India in the summer involves an annual cycle of returning
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