Notes 2.1.11

Notes 2.1.11 - Geog 120 Notes 2.1.11 I. Air Patterns a. Hot...

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Notes 2.1.11 I. Air Patterns a. Hot air rises, low pressure area remains (equator). b. Up towards poles, high pressure areas exist because cold air sinks. c. Look up: convection cells, doldrums, horse latitudes, trade winds, westerlies, easterlies d. N Hemisphere: Air moves toward the right. e. S hemisphere: Air moves to the left. f. Responsible for: i. Jet stream ii. Monsoons, hurricanes, cyclones iii. Formation of Earth’s cloud cover II. Water Use a. Agricultural/Irrigation Use= 70% i. Irrigation used heavily in areas where there is little water (<20 inches) (little chance for plant disease) ii. Salinization: occurs when soil reaches a point that it can’t support anything because it is too salty. 1. Can be avoided by tidal and drift irrigation. 2. Best option: flood area with water to get rid of salt. (A LOT OF WATER). iii. Hydroponics : growing crops with water and not soil in big greenhouses. 1.
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Notes 2.1.11 - Geog 120 Notes 2.1.11 I. Air Patterns a. Hot...

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