General Atmospheric Circulation

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Wind is caused by?
Air moving from high pressure to low pressure
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As altitude increases air pressure?
Decreases
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As air temperature increases it....
becomes less dense, rises and creates a pocket of low pressure beneath
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As air cools it....
Gets denser and sinks
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What do you use to show air pressure?
Isobars
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Which way do winds blow in the northern hemisphere?
Anticlockwise into a low pressure zone and clockwise away from high pressure
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What is the Coriolis Force?
Deflection of winds due to the rotation of the earth
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Winds are deflected ______ in the North
East
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and ____ in the South
West
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As altitude increases air pressure?

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Decreases

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As air temperature increases it....

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As air cools it....

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What do you use to show air pressure?

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