Flashcards in Chapter 4 Deck (9):
Why is solar energy input greater near the equator than near the poles?
Explain the factors that drive the movement of air in Hadley cells, Ferrel cells, and Polar cells.
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?
Based on our knowledge of the ocean conveyor belt, how might melting of the ice in the Arctic Ocean affect the climate of Europe?
What processes cause spring and fall overturn in temperate zone lakes?
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?
Why do many mountain ranges have high precipitaion on one side and low precipitation on the other side?
Why might you expect to find similar plants living on mountains at low latitudes and in lowlands at high latitudes?