Flashcards in Heat Fluxes Deck (5)
If no heat redistribution occurred, how would energy emitted from the earths surface vary?
Energy going out from polar regions would be x30 less
Along a line of longitude
What causes heat redistribution in the atmosphere?
Net pressure gradient (atmosphere less dense at equator than at poles)
What is the Inter Tropical Convergence Zone?
Belt of low pressure due to strong solar heating of the surface. Deep convective clouds are produced.