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Winds blow into low pressure cells and curve right creating a counterclockwise / clockwise
NIGHT time, land cools more quickly than the water
DAY time, during the day at the beach the air over the land is warmer than the air over the sea
Winds blow out of high pressure cells and curve to the right creating a clockwise
Winds blow from areas of ____ pressure to areas of ____ pressure
high to low
As air sinks as it's going on the leeward side the temp becomes ______ because it's going to become dry air
The climate expected at 0 degrees on a coast
Narrow range of temp and abundant precip becuase 0 degrees is at the equator where it's hot so there is low pressure and warm air rises and tropical and warm with rain.
What are the horse latitudes?
Air at 30 degrees North and South with sinking air and rising pressure, calm spots there are no strong winds, desert regions of the world
Strong wings that blow from 0-30 degrees latitude
Strong wings that blow from 90-60 degrees latitude
Strong wings that blow from 30-60 degrees latitude
Winds are named by
Where they come from
What is the Jet Stream
A strong westerly wind
Moves large amounts of warm water towards Europe. This warms the shores of Iceland and British Isles
In the Northern Hemisphere air curves to the
air curves to the right
In the Southern Hemisphere air curves to the
air curves to the left
What is Paleoclimatology
Climate that existed before humans started collecting instrumental mesausurements of weather
What does Pollen tell us
The type of plant
True or False
As a star changes it's composition changes
Describe the Milankovitch cycles
Include Shape, Tilt, Wobble
Shape: elliptical orbit
Tilt: with less tilt seasonal differences are reduced
Wobble: Earth's axis wobbling as a spinning top
For 1 to three years following a big volcanic euroption temps will
Decrease (short term cooling)
Thicker ring indicates
a longer growing season, higher water content, and warmer climate
Highest type of energy
Red Shift moves away
Blue Shift moves towards
As an object approaches you the sound waves become _____ pitched and compressed and lights are compressed creating _____ wave lenghts creating a ____ shift
High, short, blue
When the jet stream is located North of our latitude how does it affect our temperatures?
There will be warmer and dry temperature
A 300-gram car is moving at 12 m/s on a straight road. How much force is needed to keep it moving at a constant velocity?
No force is nedded to keep an object going at a constant velocity.
Name the types of forces
As the distance between two objects increases the force of gravity _______ dramatically.
When are forces balanced?
When they are equal in size but opposite in direction.
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