7 Water, Heat, & Climate 4

7 Water, Heat, & Climate 4 - Hurricanes Fronts The...

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0 30 60 Air flows southward between 0 and 30 degrees Air flows northward between 30 and 60 degrees Redistribution of Heat
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30 o 0 o 60 o Northern Hemisphere Do Winds Really Blow in these Directions?
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Today: mostly cloudy Tomorrow: Rain 30 o 30 o 0 o 60 o
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equator 30 o N wind Hurricanes 30 o 0 o 60 o
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30 o 0 o 60 o Northern Hemisphere Something is redirecting the wind
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Unformatted text preview: Hurricanes Fronts The Coriolis Effect Due to the rotation of a spherical earth What is the circumference of the Earth? ~ 25,000 miles How long does it take for the earth to make one rotation? 24 hours 25,000 mi at 0 o latitude 1042 mi/hr 0 mi/hr...
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This note was uploaded on 02/10/2011 for the course SWS 2007 taught by Professor bonczek during the Fall '09 term at University of Florida.

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