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1

If no heat redistribution occurred, how would energy emitted from the earths surface vary?

Energy going out from polar regions would be x30 less

2

Define meridional

Along a line of longitude

3

What causes heat redistribution in the atmosphere?

Net pressure gradient (atmosphere less dense at equator than at poles)

4

What is the Inter Tropical Convergence Zone?

Belt of low pressure due to strong solar heating of the surface. Deep convective clouds are produced.

5

Who discovered trade winds and when?

Columbus in 1492