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Lecture 9: Atmospheric Circulation II Review of Lecture 8
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Why do the winds blow this way?
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Jet Stream Intertropical Covergence Zone (ITCZ)
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Let’s review: Storms, big and small
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Hurricanes
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Sea Breezes and Land Breezes
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El Nino Southern Oscillation Under normal conditions , strong trade winds blow from east to west along the equatorial Pacific. Under ENSO conditions , the trade winds slacken or reverse direction altogether. Sea Surface Temperature Anomaly : deviation from normal SST’s.
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Unformatted text preview: How does ENSO effect our weather? Now, we look at Sea Surface Temperature (SST) of the ocean. Is solar radiation the only factor that influences SST? Ocean currents Why do we care about ocean currents? How do we study ocean circulation? Surface currents are primarily driven by wind Gyre: circular motion of major ocean surface currents. Clockwise in northern hemisphere, counterclockwise in southern....
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