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Jon Ahlquist 10/26/2006 MET1010 Intro to the Atmosphere 1 Chapter 10 Review ± What is a circulation cell? ± What are the names of the three circulation cells? ± What is different about the circulation cell in mid- latitudes from the tropical and polar circulation cells? ± Where are: ² Intertropical convergence zone (ITCZ) ² Doldrums ² Trade winds ² Subtropical high (Bermuda and Pacific) ² Horse latitudes ² Westerlies Review ± Find in this infrared satellite picture: ± ITCZ ± Subtropical jet across Mexico ± Upslope rain on west side of Andes ± Low stratus clouds over eastern Pacific by N & S America capped by sinking air in region of high pressure. Eq. 10N 20N 30N 10S 20S 30S 40N 40S Review ± Climatologically, where do you find regions of upper- level high pressure? Low pressure? ± Relative to the highs and lows, where are the fastest winds? ± What is a jet stream? Where do they occur relative to warm and cold air? ± Do the fastest winds occur in summer or winter? Why? ± What meteorological factor contributed to Columbus landing in the Caribbean instead of in New England?
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Unformatted text preview: For satellite pictures showing many different kinds of things, see: http://www.osei.noaa.gov/ Review: Ocean currents What is the direction of the major ocean currents in the Atlantic and Pacific Ocean? Why do they have that direction? What is upwelling? What is the effect of upwelling on the ocean temperature in a region? How can a wind parallel to a coastline produce upwelling? What is an Ekman spiral? Is the typical ocean temperature warm or cold by the coast of Peru? Why is the Pacific Ocean so warm by Indonesia? Review What is the trigger that starts warm water sloshing eastward along the equatorial Pacific? What are conditions in the Pacific like during El Nio? During La Nia? How does the atmosphere above the Pacific Ocean respond to the oceans temperature changes? How often do El Nios occur? Give examples of climatic effects associated with El Nio and La Nia....
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