Unformatted text preview: Santa Ana Winds Santa Ana wind compressional heating wildfires Many Southern California residents regularly hose down their roofs to prevent fires during Santa Ana wind season. Difference between this and Chinook wind Santa Ana: from elevated desert plateau; Chinook: from cold plateau Desert Winds usually with a diameter of a few meters and a height of <100 m dust and sand storms dust devils from surface cause: unequal heating of the earth's surface effect: atmospheric heat transport General Circulation of the Atmosphere Ocean currents also transport heat from the equator to the poles and back. Singlecell Model basic assumptions: no rotation Hadley cell why is the singlecell model wrong? One of the world's premier atmospheric science research facilities,the Hadley Centre for Climate Res...
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This note was uploaded on 04/06/2008 for the course NATS - 101 taught by Professor Zeng during the Fall '07 term at Arizona.
- Fall '07