ESS CH.13 Summary

ESS CH.13 Summary - o Coriolis Effect- the deviation from a...

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ESS CH. 13 SUMMARY - Wind results from the horizontal movement of air in response to differences in air pressure. - The wind chill factor results from wind reducing the insulating effect of the boundary layer of stationary air adjacent to the skin. - Wind speed and wind directions are controlled by air pressure gradients, the Coriolis Effect, and friction. - Air pressure gradients- the drop in air pressure/unit distance. Air pressure gradients are determined by Isobars, which are lines that connect places of equal pressure at sea level.
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Unformatted text preview: o Coriolis Effect- the deviation from a straight line in the path of a moving body due to the Earths rotation. Deflects wind toward the right in the northern hemisphere and to the left in the southern hemisphere. o Friction- the resistance to movement when two bodies are in contact.-Magnitude of Coriolis effect- function at latitude and wind speed-Friction between air and the ground slows winds, therefore, slowing down the Coriolis Effect.-...
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course EARTHSS 1 taught by Professor Reeburgh during the Winter '08 term at UC Irvine.

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