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Why is solar energy input greater near the equator than near the poles?

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2

Explain the factors that drive the movement of air in Hadley cells, Ferrel cells, and Polar cells.

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3

Given that the position of the solar equator moves throughout the year, what does its varying position suggest about the location of the intertropical convergence throughout the year?

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4

Based on our knowledge of the ocean conveyor belt, how might melting of the ice in the Arctic Ocean affect the climate of Europe?

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5

What processes cause spring and fall overturn in temperate zone lakes?

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6

If upwelling zones are important for marine fish production, what would you predict about the effect of an El Nino event on fish populations off the coast of Peru?

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7

Why do many mountain ranges have high precipitaion on one side and low precipitation on the other side?

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8

Why might you expect to find similar plants living on mountains at low latitudes and in lowlands at high latitudes?

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9

Compare and contrast the soil weathering processes of podsolization and laterization.

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