Lecture 8 Winds and Coriolis

Lecture 8 Winds and Coriolis - Winds and Ocean Currents...

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Winds and Ocean Currents
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Latent Heat Transport 580 cal/g 580 cal/g Surface wind Surface wind
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30 o 0 o 60 o Northern Hemisphere
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30 o 0 o 60 o Northern Hemisphere Something is redirecting the wind Hurricanes Fronts
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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 0o latitude 1042 mi/hr 0 mi/hr
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stationary 1042 mi/hr
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The Coriolis Effect Velocity at 90o latitude zero Velocity at equator 1042 mi hr Objects moving in the northern hemisphere deflect to the right of the direction of travel.
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The Coriolis Effect Velocity at 90o latitude zero Velocity at equator 1042 mi hr Objects moving in the northern hemisphere deflect to the right of the direction of travel. 1042 mi/hr Stationary
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30 o 0 o 60 o Northern Hemisphere The Coriolis Effect deflects the wind to the right of the direction of travel
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30 o 0 o 60 o The Coriolis Effect deflects the wind to the right of the direction of travel
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Click to edit Master subtitle style Equat or 30 o 30 o 60 o 60 o Surface Winds Prevailing Westelies Tropical Easterlies
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Lecture 8 Winds and Coriolis - Winds and Ocean Currents...

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