14_atmospheric circulation-1

14_atmospheric circulation-1 - 1400 km E 0 km/h 1400 km/h...

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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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Coriolis Force 200 km E
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Unformatted text preview: 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 High Pressure High Pressure Low Pressure 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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This note was uploaded on 12/03/2010 for the course ENVIRON GS 222/ENV taught by Professor Ingridhendy during the Fall '10 term at University of Michigan.

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