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SE and NE tradewinds provide what to the equator
Dessert where extreme minimal rainfall is expected
Midlatitude cold aka?
Dw
97.2% of the earths water is where?
Factors that need to be implemented in the idealized model
Water being removed from ocean is being replaced somewhere else. This is an example of
Very slow water seepage deep into lithosphere that is eventually groundwater
for b climate recieves at least 70 percent of precip during warm season
Warmest month greater than 71.6
for b climate recieves at least 70 percent of precip during cold season
At 60 deg latitude and are a result of polar and subtropical highs
What two air features vary that greatest between the Idealize and actual earth?
Af
Midlatitude mild aka?
Classification system that examines large data sets over time which maximizes the variance in the data.
=100(D/PE)
highland
Winds between 30-60 N/S
Df
Speed of Rosby waves
The idealized model made what two MAJOR assumptions?
Climate system based on major climate controls defined by underlyin causes of the climate
Diffluence is associated with?
SCC DT
=100(s-d)/PE
Equatorial convection along the ITCZ that cools in the upper troposphere
SCC MT+
Cyosphere flux, percolation/infiltration, and biomas flux are....
Another subtype is the........
What percent of freshwater is surface water?
Evaporation and transpiration, convection and advection, terrestrial and atm reservoir are part of?
High atmospheric pressure with sinking air
Cw
Horse Latitude with stagnant conditions
Winds that converge at the Equator in NH
Ample precip during all season and is influenced by the ITCZ
ET=Qe/Lvp is what equation
Hint
Longwaves in the upper level westerlies characterized by wavelengths thousands of km
Examine expected weather patterns fro climate and note long term shifts in climate boundaries accounts for?
Am
Interaction between Hadley and polar cells create what?
Sir George Henry created this model in 1735
To find TE you need to find the ratio between
Aw
A huge body of air usually with similar temp and moisture levels
Movement of water from the soil to the atm directly or through vegetation roots
Steppe region with semiarid precip values
Winds that converge at the Equaror in SH
Most widely use climate system method?
EC what is the name of the Sea in the Atlantic located under the H?
What transfers air masses away from their source region?
ITCZ and Subtropical Highs are apart of What?
Ice cap
DI and HI are use for Climate .....
General average of rosby waves at a given time?
Classification system that uses a automated mehtod that decides the optimal # of groups
Revised koppen system using the surface water balance model the.....developed
This equation requires net radiation, substrate heat flux, vapor pressure and temp resistance
PGF stands for
Precip limited, snow occurs in all seasons
Ample precip during all seasons, where ferrel cell located
Second order division are?
Thornthwaite PE estimation has two variables. They are....
Cf
Vegetation change is called what?
In the moisture index equation S stands for........., D stands for........, and PE stands for.......
hot and dry with average annual temp greater than 64
A system where climate categories are predetermined by using Temp Dew pt, wind, and cloud cover
Distinct dry season and normally dry year round
Estimates local surface water availability using climate factors
Microthermal with coldest month cooler than 32 and hottest month greater than 50
SCC MT
Net Energy Deficit, High Albedo, and a inc. in air density are features of what?
Air masses are generally determined by
Summarize climate info and simplify complexities that comprise the climate system are?
Hint
SCC MP
Tundra where warmest month less than 50 but greater than 32
Winter dry season
Mesothermal with coldest month warmer than 32 and hottest month warmer than 50
Monsoon rain short dry season total rainfall can support rain forest
Rosby waves are also know as?
Small systems moving within the main airflow are called
warmest month less than 71.6
surface processes, soil and plant water movement but most will be evaporated back into atm
Who developed the first climate classification system in 1870 based on monthly data?
SCC T
Cold and dry average annual temp less than 64
 
The movement of water through the earth atm system
P=ET+S+-(Change in soil moisture storage) is used to find the....
Constantly moist rainfall through all months of year
Tropical with coolest month hotter than 64 deg
A polar region with the warmest month under 50 degress
Movement of energy, matter, and momentum from higher concentration areas to lower concentration areas
Subpolar Lows and Polar Highs are what kind of Cell in the Idealized model
SCC DM
Summer dry season
Main purpose of general circulation
SCC DP
Winds from the north and south poles till 60N/S
Cs
2.8% of the earths water is what?
=100(S/PE)
Classification system that has predetermined class boundaries that requires input data
How does airflow move?
SCC MM
Evapotranspiration+runoff=
The max amount of evapotranspiration that would occur for a location over time if water were not a limiting factor
Confluence is associated with?
Fewer than four months greater than 50
PE estimation methods are the ...... and the ......

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