Hadley and polar cells as air rises it loses its

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Unformatted text preview: e Cool dry air comes down at 30 degrees S and 30 degrees N Area between 30 degrees N and S is the tropical zone (low pressure, lots of precipitation) Area between 30 and 60 N,S is the temperate zone Ferrell cell driven by the movement of Hadley and polar cells As air rises, it loses its capacity to hold moisture Tropics: Hadley Temperate: Ferrell Polar: polar Coriolis effect: caused by Earth’s rotation Northern hemisphere: objects defelcted to the right from the POV of movement Southern Hemisphere: objects deflected to the left Upwelling Caused by winds that blow nearly parallel to a...
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This note was uploaded on 02/06/2014 for the course BIOL 180 taught by Professor Jenniferfox during the Fall '12 term at Georgetown.

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