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

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