Rossby Waves

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What are Rossby Waves?
High altitude, fast moving westerly winds wjich often flow on an irregular path which changes throughout seasons
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What causes them?
May be caused by presence of substantial mountain barriers e.g. Rockies
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What direction does the wind take when it encounters a barrier?
The wind swings Northward and Upward around barriers then swings downward and southwards
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