Unformatted text preview: has thinner air so air is rising and often brings rain, high pressure has thick air so air is sinking so there’s no rain, the lower the low pressure the bigger the storm Wind across surface also makes waves: low wind = small waves, high wind = tall waves! Atmosphere circulating correctly today? Real pattern of wind today ( http://manati.orbit.nesdis.noaa.gov/quikscat/ ) Why rare for waves to be taller than 50 feet, and why this is a good thing!- because you need at least 1600 miles of ocean to create a wave this big and there’s almost nowhere in the ocean where there’s this much distance without hitting land...
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This note was uploaded on 01/16/2012 for the course GEOS 212 taught by Professor George during the Fall '08 term at Arizona.
- Fall '08