Flashcards in 2.2 Global energy budget Deck (11)
High pressure system
Direction in which a slope faces
Climate characteristic of a continental area. Having very hot summers and very cold winters.
Effect that causes any body that moves freely with respect to the rotating earth. Right in the northern hemisphere and left in the southern.
Abnormal warming of surface waters in the east equatorial Pacific Ocean due to climatic disturbances around the world.
Rain formed when warm air is forced to rise over denser cold air when two different air masses meet at front.
General Circulation Model
Model of the general circulation of atmosphere based on convection.
Fast flowing currents of air found near the tropopause. Major ones are meandering westerly winds.
Refers to pressure at any point on the Earth's surface that is due to the weight of air above it.
The direction from which the wind is blowing from.