EVPP 110 Lecture - Learning Guide 16 - Atmosphere %26 Ocean Circulation - Fall 20100

EVPP 110 Lecture - Learning Guide 16 - Atmosphere %26 Ocean Circulation - Fall 20100

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EVPP 110 Lecture Learning Guide #16 Fall 2010 Physical Environments: Atmosphere and Ocean Circulation What two key physical factors interact with physical geography to determine the distribution of biomes? What are some of the global ramifications of the interdependent relationship between the oceans and the atmosphere? What is meant by the term “global heat engine” ? What does the “global heat engine” do? What is solar radiation? Do all parts of the earth receive the same amount of solar radiation? What four factors affect the amount of solar radiation received at various points on the earth? Does the surface of the earth heat evenly as a result of solar radiation? What process drives the interrelated patterns of circulation of the oceans and atmosphere? What is meant by the term "global winds"? How are global winds produced? What causes the pressure difference between the poles and the equator that drives global winds? If the earth did not rotate, what would be the direction in which global winds would blow? Why don't the winds blow in straight lines from the equator to the poles? What is the Coriolis effect? 1
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EVPP 110 Lecture Learning Guide #16 Fall 2010 The Coriolis effect causes winds to be deflected from their path of travel to what direction in the Northern Hemisphere and  to what direction in the Southern Hemisphere? What are global wind belts? What type of air movement is occurring in calm areas? What type of air movement is occurring in the wind belts? What type of air movement is occurring in the doldrums and at what latitudes do the doldrums occur? What type of air movement is occurring in the horse latitudes and at what latitudes do the horse latitudes occur? What type of air movement is occurring in the wind belts called the "trade winds", what direction do the trade winds blow 
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EVPP 110 Lecture - Learning Guide 16 - Atmosphere %26 Ocean Circulation - Fall 20100

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