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GEO 103 Investigation 3.

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Why do hurricanes rotate counter-clockwise in the Northern Hemisphere and clockwise in the Southern Hemisphere? Note this seems the opposite of what you would expect from the Coriolis Effect.

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GEO 103 Investgaton 3.10 Winds & WeaTher
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Surface Current Assignment 1. The zonal winds are found at characteris±c ranges of la±tude. Choose the le²ers on the above globe to indicate la±tude ranges for the prevailing winds on the chart below . 2. The zonal winds also blow toward characteris±c direc±ons. Use the direc±ons (e.g. N, NE, E, etc.) on the above compass to indicate the direc±ons the winds are blowing toward on the chart below . (Just to avoid confusion, I should note the zonal winds are named for the approximate direc±ons from which they come .)
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Leter (for laT±ude) DirecTon blowing ±oward Nor±heas± ²rade Winds _____ _____ Prevailing Wes±erlies _____ _____ _____ Polar Eas±erlies _____ _____ _____ Sou±heas± ²rade Winds _____ _____ 3. Using ±he compass direcTons again, if ±he wind in ±he Southern Hemisphere is blowing SE ±hen ±he Ekman ²ranspor± is moving in wha± direcTon? Likewise, wha± direcTon is ±he surface curren± Fowing? 4. Wha± direcTons (clockwise or coun±er-clockwise) do ±he sub±ropical gyres ±urn in ±he Nor±hern Hemisphere? In ±he Sou±hern Hemisphere?
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Seasons Assignment Refer to the text and Fgures on pages 126-129, 164 and 8. 1.. In your own words explain why the Earth has seasons. In your explanaTon incorporate the following terms: InsolaTon Angles of incidence of sunlight Axis of rotaTon Plane of the eclipTc 23.5 o Summer solsTce Winter solsTce Spring equinox ±all equinox 2.. What are the perihelion, aphelion and eccentricity of the Earth’s orbit? Do they a²ect the seasons? 3.. Use the le³ers on the following two diagrams to Fll in the blanks: Axis of rotaTon _____ Plane of the eclipTc _____ 23.5 o _____ Summer solsTce _____ Winter solsTce _____ Spring equinox _____ ±all equinox _____ Perihelion _____ Aphelion _____
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C Extra credit : What is the seasonal signifcance oF these laTtudes? ±he ArcTc Circle is at 66.5 o north laTtude. ±he ±ropic oF Cancer is at 23.5 o north laTtude. ±he Equator is at 0 o north laTtude. ±he ±ropic oF Capricorn is at 23.5 o south laTtude. ±he AntarcTc Circle is at 66.5 o south laTtude. ²or your inFormaTon, ²igure 1.5 (p. 8) shows where these laTtudes Fall on a globe.
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Seasons Assignment
Refer to the text and figures on pages 126-129, 164 and 8.
1.. In your own words explain why the Earth has seasons. In your explanation
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