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for b climate recieves at least 70 percent of precip during cold season
Thornthwaite PE estimation has two variables. They are....
Winds between 30-60 N/S
ET=Qe/Lvp is what equation
Cyosphere flux, percolation/infiltration, and biomas flux are....
Confluence is associated with?
Horse Latitude with stagnant conditions
Movement of energy, matter, and momentum from higher concentration areas to lower concentration areas
PE estimation methods are the ...... and the ......
Winds from the north and south poles till 60N/S
Distinct dry season and normally dry year round
In the moisture index equation S stands for........., D stands for........, and PE stands for.......
EC what is the name of the Sea in the Atlantic located under the H?
Microthermal with coldest month cooler than 32 and hottest month greater than 50
PGF stands for
Interaction between Hadley and polar cells create what?
Who developed the first climate classification system in 1870 based on monthly data?
Vegetation change is called what?
Classification system that has predetermined class boundaries that requires input data
What transfers air masses away from their source region?
Summarize climate info and simplify complexities that comprise the climate system are?
Speed of Rosby waves
Steppe region with semiarid precip values
Winds that converge at the Equator in NH
Water being removed from ocean is being replaced somewhere else. This is an example of
surface processes, soil and plant water movement but most will be evaporated back into atm
Rosby waves are also know as?
Midlatitude cold aka?
Main purpose of general circulation
SE and NE tradewinds provide what to the equator
Ample precip during all seasons, where ferrel cell located
for b climate recieves at least 70 percent of precip during warm season
Air masses are generally determined by
Mesothermal with coldest month warmer than 32 and hottest month warmer than 50
97.2% of the earths water is where?
hot and dry with average annual temp greater than 64
Examine expected weather patterns fro climate and note long term shifts in climate boundaries accounts for?
Climate system based on major climate controls defined by underlyin causes of the climate
Winds that converge at the Equaror in SH
Small systems moving within the main airflow are called
Factors that need to be implemented in the idealized model
Classification system that examines large data sets over time which maximizes the variance in the data.
Diffluence is associated with?
A polar region with the warmest month under 50 degress
Classification system that uses a automated mehtod that decides the optimal # of groups
P=ET+S+-(Change in soil moisture storage) is used to find the....
Another subtype is the........
Evaporation and transpiration, convection and advection, terrestrial and atm reservoir are part of?
Precip limited, snow occurs in all seasons
A system where climate categories are predetermined by using Temp Dew pt, wind, and cloud cover
Longwaves in the upper level westerlies characterized by wavelengths thousands of km
Subpolar Lows and Polar Highs are what kind of Cell in the Idealized model
Most widely use climate system method?
Movement of water from the soil to the atm directly or through vegetation roots
The idealized model made what two MAJOR assumptions?
Ample precip during all season and is influenced by the ITCZ
Warmest month greater than 71.6
Ice cap
Winter dry season
At 60 deg latitude and are a result of polar and subtropical highs
warmest month less than 71.6
Estimates local surface water availability using climate factors
ITCZ and Subtropical Highs are apart of What?
How does airflow move?
Revised koppen system using the surface water balance model the.....developed
This equation requires net radiation, substrate heat flux, vapor pressure and temp resistance
DI and HI are use for Climate .....
General average of rosby waves at a given time?
The movement of water through the earth atm system
Constantly moist rainfall through all months of year
Summer dry season
A huge body of air usually with similar temp and moisture levels
The max amount of evapotranspiration that would occur for a location over time if water were not a limiting factor
Net Energy Deficit, High Albedo, and a inc. in air density are features of what?
Dessert where extreme minimal rainfall is expected
Equatorial convection along the ITCZ that cools in the upper troposphere
Very slow water seepage deep into lithosphere that is eventually groundwater
Monsoon rain short dry season total rainfall can support rain forest
Sir George Henry created this model in 1735
Tropical with coolest month hotter than 64 deg
Cold and dry average annual temp less than 64
What two air features vary that greatest between the Idealize and actual earth?
2.8% of the earths water is what?
Second order division are?
To find TE you need to find the ratio between
What percent of freshwater is surface water?
High atmospheric pressure with sinking air
Tundra where warmest month less than 50 but greater than 32
Midlatitude mild aka?
Fewer than four months greater than 50

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