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7 Water, Heat, & Climate 7 - 4. In the southern...

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Calm air Calm air descending descending rising
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Hurricane Track 30 o 0 o
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30 o
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Sailing, sailing… 30 o Trade winds (easterlies) Westerlies
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1. The Coriolis force is due to the spherical shape of the earth. 2. Points at the equator move faster than points at other latitudes. 3. In the northern hemisphere air is deflected to the right of the direction of travel
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Unformatted text preview: 4. In the southern hemisphere air is deflected to the left of the direction of travel 8. Winds are named with respect to the direction from which they originate. 9. Winds between 30 o and the equator are called easterlies. 10. Winds between 30 o and 60 o are called westerlies. Summary equator...
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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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