OCS Chapter 6

OCS Chapter 6 - Erin Riche OCS Chapter Six 6. Describe the...

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Erin Riche OCS Chapter Six 6. Describe the Coriolis effect in the Northern and Southern hemispheres and include a discussion of why the strength of the Coriolis effect increases at higher latitudes. In the Northern Hemisphere, because The Corolis effect causes certain things on Earth to trail a curved route, it will go right of its intended course. Vice versa with the South Hemisphere, it will curve left. The strength of the Corliolis effect increases at higher latitudes because as latitude increases and the speed of the earth's rotation decreases (at higher latitudes), Coriolis effect increases because the greatest influence of the Coriolis effect is at the poles. Also, because of the difference of velocity at the north and south poles (which has different latitudes) also contributes to increase of the Corliolis effect at higher latitudes. 7. Sketch the pattern of surface wind belts on Earth, showing atmospheric circulation cells, zones of high and low pressure, the names of the wind belts, and the names of the boundaries between the wind belts.
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This note was uploaded on 03/09/2012 for the course OCS 1005 taught by Professor Condrey during the Spring '08 term at LSU.

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OCS Chapter 6 - Erin Riche OCS Chapter Six 6. Describe the...

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