14_atmospheric circulation - Coriolis Force 200 km E 1400...

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Because of the uneven distribution of solar radiation the equatorial regions should be getting continuously warmer, and polar regions cooler. Explain the role of the ocean in preventing this from happening.
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1. Temperature
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Densest Air Least Dense Air Increasing Air Pressure 2. Elevation above sea level
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3. Amount of water vapor
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Because of the uneven distribution of solar radiation the equatorial regions should be getting continuously warmer, and polar regions cooler. Explain the role of the atmosphere in preventing this from happening.
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Earths rotation
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Unformatted text preview: Coriolis Force 200 km E 1400 km E 0 km/h 1400 km/h 1600 km/h Coriolis Force • Apparent deflection of moving body relative to the earths surface. • Magnitude increases with increasing latitude, increasing speed, & dependent on rotation rate of the Earth on its axis. • Northern Hemisphere = deflected RIGHT • Southern Hemisphere = deflected LEFT Water Vapor Wind Speed Draw the earth. Label… 1. Hadley cells 2. Ferrell cells 3. Polar cells 4. Westerly winds 5. Trade winds 6. Polar easterlies 7. Low and High pressure systems...
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