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Ocean/Atmosphere Chapter 8 18:02 Topics Weather and climate Earth’s Geophysical Fluids History of Meteorology  Air-Seas Interaction Coriolis Effect Global Atmospheric Circulation Physical Structure of World Ocean Temporal and Spatial Variability in Ocean-Atmosphere System Hurricane and typhoons El Nino Southern Oscillation (ENSO) Definitions: Fluids - substances that flow: air and seawater Weather - for both the atmosphere and ocean, weather describes the physical  conditions at a particular time and place. Study: Meteorology. Climate - For both geophysical fluids, climate is the average weather for specified  time periods and geographic areas or locations. Climatology. Note- We have both atmospheric and oceanic weather and climate. Global   climate change  reflects summation of weather conditions over longer time scales Main distinction between weather and climate is: Climate is the average weather for a specific time period and geographic area; 
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This note was uploaded on 08/26/2011 for the course GEOGRAPHY 3A taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '11 term at UCSB.

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