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7-GlobCirc-Fa09 - Global Atmospheric Circulation I...

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Global Atmospheric Circulation I. Idealized circulation pattern A. “One-cell model” B. “3 cell model” II. Observed patterns (models are …uh well models, what happens in reality) Exam 1 in about two weeks. Date will be announced later this week Simple model of global circulation
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Global Circulation: In 1735 George Hadley declared that temperature contrasts between Poles and Equator drives global circulation Works great for a non-rotating earth! Rotation causes winds to be deflected One-cell Global Circulation Model “Hadley cell”
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