Chapter 10 Review Questions partial

Chapter 10 Review Questions partial - Chapter 10 Questions...

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Chapter 10 Questions for Review 2. Explain how and why the average surface pressure features shift from summer to winter? 3. Why is it impossible on the earth for a Hadley cell to extend from the pole to the equator? 4. Along a meridian line running from the equator to the poles, how does the general circulation help to explain zones of abundant and sparse precipitation? 5. Most of the United States is in what wind belt? The westerlies. 6. Explain why the winds in the middle and upper troposphere tend to blow from west to east in both the northern and the Southern Hemispheres? 7. How does the polar front influence the formation of the polar front jet stream? 8. Describe how conservation of angular momentum plays a role in the formation of a jet stream. 9. Why is the polar front jet stream stronger in winter than in summer? 10. Explain the relationship between the general circulation of air and the circulation of ocean currents. 11. List at least four important interactions that exist between the ocean and atmosphere. 12. Describe how the Ekman Spiral forms. The Ekman Spiral is a spiraling effect of water. What happens is that every layer of water is being pulled at the same direction of wind but to the right (in the N. Hemisphere because of the Coriolis effect) at a precise 45 degree angle. The surface current gets shorter and shorter, because as you go deeper and deeper into the ocean into the deeper
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