Midlatitude Cyclones Mar13

Midlatitude Cyclones Mar13 - Ingredients Air must be very...

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Midlatitude Cyclones Stages: 1 st : 2 nd : open –beginning of the end of the storm system 3 rd : occluded 4 th : Cyclogenesis Basically a Kink. – localized small amount of low pressure forming around the front. Cold air then starts to move counterclockwise Cold air starts to move into the cold air, warm air starts to move into the cold air Violent Weather: Thunderstorms. Most common storm that exists on the planet Very localized Farther to the north, you’re too far away from moist enough air for thunderstorms. Tornadoes Associated with Thunderstorms Tubular Vortex Cloud ascending from base of cumulonimbus cloud.
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Unformatted text preview: . Ingredients: Air must be very unstable Contact polar air with maritime air. . Funnel Cloud moves 20-40mph Most likely to occur May & June Tropical Cyclones Most that affect US start somewhere in Africa (…africans) Or they may come from the gulf 4 Components of the Hydrological Cycle Evaporation Condensation (cloud formation) Transport Rains Runoff. 86% of water evaporates from oceans. 14% evaporates from land. 78% of water precips over ocean 22% over land Evapotranspiration – how surface loses water Rain – Input of water....
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2008 for the course GEOG 201 taught by Professor Prince during the Spring '07 term at Maryland.

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