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Geos notes for test 2
True or false: Hadley cell originates with strong solar heating at equator.
This is the first step in cyclogenesis
A polar front seperates warm and cold air
This component describes the overall rotation of air
dew points typically increase behind the position of the ______ front
these often bring warm weather
the coldest air mass is ________.
Major oceanic currents are caused by what
drag of surface winds
areas of greatest vorticity generally occur along pressure ridge axes.
t or f
Area between the warm front and the cold front in a mid latitude cyclone is called what?
the warm sector
the source of moisture for the asian monsoon is what?
the indian ocean
What is the result of air flowing from the subtropical high to the ITCZ?
the northeast tradewinds
this has a wet adiabatic lapse rate is greater than the environmental lapse rate.
absolute stable air
this can create cummulus clouds
these usually come from east to west
in the collision coalesence process the entire clous is______
indicates that a layer of air is stable
a meridional pattern
favors formation of major anticyclones
which frontal force travels with more forward velocity
the relationship between convergence and vorticity is ________
cloud formation requires the lifting of air.
t or f
subtropical highs are most commonly found over land.
t or f
an air mass formed over northern canada would probably be classified as__________
if air becomes progressivly warmer and more buoyant than the air around it it is said to be _________
the shape of a raindrop ____________
flattens on the bottom as it falls
what are the areas of the globe where air masses develope?
What air mass would be descibed as hot and dry. as well as very unstable.
continental tropical air masses
What air mass would be described as cold, damp, and cloudy. as well as somewhat unstable
maritime polar air masses
What air mass is described as cold, dry, minimal cloud cover. as well as very stable
continental polar air masses
who developed the polar front theory