Using circulation cells to explain surface wind flow on Earth
Background - Now that you have been introduced to global circulation cells through animation (attached as a file to this assignment) and your instructor's Fig_5_2_wwm, you can begin to use these circulation cells to explain surface wind flow on Earth. You can also use them to begin to understand why Earth's climatic zones are positioned where they are. A key to this understanding lies in what pressure is present (at sea level) at the zones where the circulation cells meet.
1) Determine what pressure - high or low - exists at sea level at these latitudes:
90 N, 60 N, 30 N, 0 , 30 S, 60 S, and 90 S.
2) Describe where the horse latitudes are, what the pressure and wind conditions are there, and why they have this strange name.
For full credit, you must show your work and/or explain your thinking.
DUE as specified in Syllabus and Controlled by Drop Box: Full Credit until Due, 50% after Due, 0% after Cutoff.
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