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

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