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Ch 8 QS

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The world's deseerts are found at 30 degree latitude because:
of the sinking air of the subtropical highs
In terms of the three-cell general circulation model, the driest regions of the earth should be near:
30 degree latitude and the polar regions
On a weather map of the Northern Hemisphere, the trade winds would be observed:
south of the subtropical highs
The majority of the United States lies within this wind belt:
westerlies
The average winds aloft are strongest in:
winter
The wind belt observed on the poleward side of the polar front is called the:
polar easterlies
On a weather map of the Northern Hemisphere, one would observe the westerlies:
between ther subpolar lows and the subtropical highs
According to the three-cell general circulation model, at the equator we would not expect to find:
a ridge of high pressure
In honolulu, Hawaii (latitude 21N), you would most likely experience winds blowing from the:
northeast
The winds in Ann Arbor typically blow from which direction?
West
The large thermally driven convection cell that is driven by convective hot towers along the equator is the:
Hadley Cell
The reversal of the positions of the surface high and low pressure at opposite ends of the Pacific Ocean is called:
Southern Oscillation
The name given to the current of warm water that replaces cold surface water along the coast of Peru and Equador during December is:
El Nino
If the Earth's surface was homogenous (either all land or all water),
the semipermanent highs and lows would disappear altogether