Unformatted text preview: Climate Air mass Properties of Air Mass North American Air Masses 2 ways air masses are mod-ified Atmospheric Lifting Orographic Convectional Convergent Frontal Cold fronts Warm fronts Mid-latitude cyclones 4 stages of development cyclogenesis Cyclonic Storm Tracks Tropical cyclone Hurricane genesis Saffir Simpson Scale Storm surge Storm waves Wave breaking What has increased and what has decreased with hurriances lately? IPCC Climate Myths 1&2 Signs of warming 3 possible imbalances w/ energy balance primary suspect for warming forcings 4 things needed for a model of climate natural forcings anthro. Forcings where is warming projected to be highest? What happens to wet and dry regions? 5 potential warming impacts 4 places that are most vulnerable...
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- Fall '11
- Precipitation, Tropical cyclone, IPCC, circulation thermohaline circulation, Elkman Spiral, circulation Geostrophic equilibrium