ReviewLecture3b_2014

Starts about 10 13 km end about 50 km above the earth

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Unformatted text preview: par7cular we will examine the role of homogeneous/ heterogeneous kine7cs in the stratosphere Atmospheric Layers Standard Atmospheric Model Region for stratospheric clouds In stratosphere temperature increases with height. Starts about 10- 13 km end about 50 km above the earth surface. Stratosphere lowest point at poles, about 8 km. (from: h@p://www.theozonehole.com/) Concept of a Polar Vortex •  A polar vortex is a persistent, large- scale cyclone located near one or both of a planet's geographical poles. •  On Earth, the polar vor=ces are located in the middle and upper troposphere and the stratosphere. They surround the polar highs (area of high atmospheric pressure). •  The cold temperatures in the polar regions cause air to descend to create the high pressure and a sharp cold front, known as the polar front. (from Wikipedia: h@p://h@p:...
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