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

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