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Unformatted text preview: circling the globe around the jet streams. They are irregular in formation and duration. On Mars they are thougd duration. On Mars they are thought to only occur in the winter hemisphere and are quasi-periodic (therefore again the Martian weather is more "predictable"?) Large-Scale Eddying: Topographic Effects There are a number of effects due to geographic features: stationary eddies (e.g due to ocean -> continent temperature or elevation effects) lee waves (stationary waves set up in the lee of mountain chains Such eddies do not propagate horizontally, but can transport heat and momentum vertically. These effects can be large on Mars and Venus due to the size of the topographic features on these planets....
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This note was uploaded on 12/15/2011 for the course AST AST1002 taught by Professor Emilyhoward during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.
- Fall '10