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10 - by rays The ITCZ IS THE REGION CHARACTERIZED BY LOW...

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Ocean Atmosphere  18:00 Ferrel’s 3-cell model of atmospheric circulation models and theories simplify and  conceptualize, but they aren’t perfect Figure 8-18 is a more realistic model of atmospheric circulation that includes the  subtropical jet streams and the polar jet streams. The 3-cell model can break  down and jets can merge! Rossby waves encircle the whole Earth and are important for the weather  patterns we observe, especially in NH mid-latitudes which are highly influenced 
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Unformatted text preview: by rays. The ITCZ IS THE REGION CHARACTERIZED BY LOW ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE, CALM WINDS, HIGH HUMIDITY Physical Structure of the World Ocean Other heat fluxes: LW, Latent, Sensible Precipitation/rainfall freshens and decreases sea surface salinity Evaporation causes salinity increases as H2O leaves the surface and salts remain behind If P>E, decrease in sea surface salinity If P<E, increase sea surface salinity If P=E, no change in sea surface salinity 18:00 18:00...
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