Chapter 7 - Chapter 7 Trade Winds are steady winds that...

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Chapter 7 - Trade Winds are steady winds that occupy most of the tropics (20° North or South) and blow northeasterly in the Northern Hemisphere and southeasterly in the Southern Hemisphere. - Around 30° North and South, also known as the Horse Latitudes, winds are usually light or calm. - In looking at global climatology, a band of thunderstorms extends around the world near the Equator, while around 30° North and South, a lack of clouds exist. - The cloud band around the Equator produces upward vertical motions in this region, which causes the cloud and precipitation patterns of the tropics. - This northward air is deflected to the right by the Coriolis Force, resulting in Westerly Winds north of the Equator (around 30° North). - Jet Streams are narrow regions of relatively strong winds (speeds greater than 70 knots) usually located in the upper troposphere. - Angular Momentum is the product of mass, rotation velocity, and perpendicular distance from the axis of rotation. - Conservation of Angular Momentum is the principle that the angular momentum of a spinning body must remain constant. It is usually conserved by increasing the spin when the distance from the axis of
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This note was uploaded on 01/30/2012 for the course AOSC 200 taught by Professor Hudson during the Fall '08 term at Maryland.

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Chapter 7 - Chapter 7 Trade Winds are steady winds that...

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