Which below is NOT an assumption of the single-cell model of the general circulation of the atmosphere?
the earth rotates once in 24 hours
The large thermally driven convection cell that is driven by convective "hot" towers along the equator is the
Air moving eastward more slowly than the earth rotates, would appear to be ___ wind to an observer on the earth.
The intertropical convergence zone (ITCZ) is a region where:
northeast trades meet the southeast trades
In terms of the three-cell model of the general circulation, areas of surface low pressure should be found at:
the equator and 60 degree latitude
In Honolulu, Hawaii (latitude 2°N), you would most likely experience winds blowing from the:
According to the three-cell general circulation model, at the equator we would not expect to find:
a ridge of high pressure
On a weather map of the Northern Hemisphere, one would observe the westerlies
between the subpolar lows and the subtropical highs
On a weather map of the Northern Hemisphere, the trade winds would be observed:
south of the subtropical highs
In the general circulation of the atmosphere, one would find the region called the doldrums:
at the equator
In terms of the three-cell general circulation model, the driest regions of the earth should be near:
30 degrees latitude and the polar regions.
On a surface weather map during the month of July, one would expect to find what type of pressure system over the desert southwest of the United States?
The position of the Pacific high over the North Pacific Ocean shifts ___ in winter and ___ in summer.
The large semi-permanent surface anticyclone that is normally positioned over the ocean, west of California, is called the:
Which below does NOT describe the polar front jet stream
is normally found at a higher elevation than the subtropical jet
In the Northern Hemisphere, the polar jet stream is strongest when:
air north of the polar front is much colder than air south of the polar front.
As an air parcel aloft moves northward from the equator, it moves closer to the earth's axis of rotation. Because of the conservation of angular momentum, the air parcel's motion should:
increase in speed
In the Northern Hemisphere, air found to the north of the polar front is cold, while air further south is