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

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