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Unformatted text preview: OCEAN 8 CIRCULAT ION OF ATMOSPHERE Convection Current A single closed-flow circuit of rising warm material and falling cool material. PG 208 230 Storm Surge Unusual rise in sea level resulting from low atmospheric pressure & strong winds assoc with tropical cyclone. Onrushing seawater precedes landfall of the tropical cyclone and causes most of the damage to life and property. Storm surges greatest east of the eye. MASS of Water driven by storm, MOST DANGEROUS. PG 225-8, 231, 222 Heat Budget Total solar energy received on earth during some pd of time & total heat lost from earth by reflection and radiation into space through the same pd. PG 205 Ferrell Cell The middle atmospheric circulation cell in each hemisphere. Air in these cells rises at 60deg latitude and falls at 30deg latitude. (Westerlies) PG 211-2, 216, 231 Polar Cell The atmospheric circulation cell centered over each pole. 50deg 60deg. 3 rd circuit PG 212 Horse Latitudes Zones of erratic horizontal surface air circulation near 30deg North &...
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