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Unformatted text preview: wise. The Coriolis effect and global patterns of air pressure The Coriolis effect and global patterns of air pressure create the earth’s prevailing wind patterns. The seasons are the effect The seasons are the effect of the earth’s axial tilt changing the angle solar energy strikes different parts of the earth during the year. http://astro.unl.edu/naap/motion1/animations/seasons_ecliptic.swf The Inter­Tropical The Inter­Tropical Convergence Zone, the centerpoint of global air circulation, changes in relation to the shifting of solar And the highest And the highest concentration of rain follows this climatic shift. Net solar radiation (blue = LOW, red = HIGH) Net solar radiation (blue = LOW, red = HIGH) Air pressure (blue = LOW, orange = HIGH) Air pressure (blue = LOW, orange = HIGH) Rising and falling air (blue = RISING, orange = FALLING) Rising and falling air (blue = RISING, orange = FALLING) Net water runoff (white = DRY, blue = Net water runoff (white = DRY, blue = WET) • Tropical – (Af, Am, (Af, Aw) Aw) Arid and semiarid – (BW, BS) Climate Climate Regions • Continental Continental – (Dfa etc.) (Dfa • Humid Humid Subtropical – (Cfa, Cwa) • Mediterranean – (Csa, Csb) • Maritime Maritime – Cfb CwB Cfb • Polar and Polar Tundra – (E) (E)...
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