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Chap5_pressuresakai - Revisions Cool ocean currents deflect...

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Revisions Cool ocean currents deflect global Earth surface isotherms ________. Should read: Warm ocean currents deflect global Earth surface isotherms ________.
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Global Annual Temperature Range (January example) Latitude: east to west temperature trend Continentality : greatest temperature range in continental interiors Ocean influence: Isotherms bend noticeably at the coasts Warmer currents have greater effect in cold season
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Atmospheric Pressure Atmospheric Pressure and Wind and Wind Who has seen the wind? Neither you nor I but Who has seen the wind? Neither you nor I but when the trees bow down their heads, the wind when the trees bow down their heads, the wind is passing by.” —Christina Rossetti is passing by.” —Christina Rossetti
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Atmospheric Pressure Gas Molecules Always in motion Motion and collisions put pressure on Earth’s surface Pressure/ density Pressure is proportional to air density at specific altitude
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Pressure / Temperature Relationship Air in the atmosphere is unconfined Increase in temperature more movement of molecules
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This note was uploaded on 10/16/2011 for the course GEOGRAPHY 101 taught by Professor Vancura during the Spring '08 term at Rutgers.

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