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Unformatted text preview: Atmospher e-Ocean I nter action Upcoming Schedule Monday, March 17: finish Chapter 10 + office hours Wednesday, March 19: Second midterm exam . The exam will cover Chapters 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10. Closed book No textbooks, calculators or cheatsheets. Alternate (anti-social) seating Bring a picture I D to the exam. Remember to: Write the 5-digit test code in lines 76-80 Write your name on the exam sheet and sign it Turn in both the exam sheet and the answer sheet. Friday, March 21: begin Chapter 11. The Single Cell Model This is a very simplified model based on the following three assumptions: 1. The Earths surface is uniformly covered with water (no differential heating of the land and the oceans) 1. The sun is always directly over the equator (no seasonal variations of the winds). 1. The Earth does not rotate. No Coriolis effect. The only active force is the pressure gradient force. The Thr ee Cell Model Keep two of the assumptions, relax the third: The Earth is covered with a continuous ocean The sun is always directly over the equator The Earth rotates -> Coriolis force! Observing global winds from space Intertropical convergence zone Winds and pr essur e in the r eal wor ld Semi-permanent highs and lows : persist throughout the year, correspond to converging/ diverging upper air masses....
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2008 for the course MET 1010 taught by Professor Matchev during the Spring '08 term at University of Florida.

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Chapter10b - Atmospher e-Ocean I nter action Upcoming...

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