Chapter 8 Review 3. The horizontal wind determines the spacing between the isobars on a surface weather map each day. For example, if the pressure gradient is strong for that specific day, the isobars would be close together resulting in high winds. If there was a low pressure gradient, the isobars would be more spread out. Thus meaning, that the horizontal winds blow from locations that have higher pressures to lower pressures. 6. Earth’s surface affects the horizontal wind speed and other things like direction within the atmospheric boundary layer. The more terrain Earth’s surface has means that it will have higher the eddy viscosity of wind there will be due to the friction. For example, if horizontal wind is blowing through a football field, it …show more content…
For cyclones in the Northern Hemisphere, winds blow counterclockwise and inward. Thus causes Earth’s surface winds to move into the center of the cyclone as air rises. The are going through the expansional cooling process and with that, the relative humidity will increase causing stormy weather to occur in that environment. Critical Thinking 7. For a cyclone to form, there needs to be horizontal divergence. It is needed because it would cause the process where the divergence air above the location which is cold merges when the surface air rises which is warm. The horizontal divergence brings the air that is on Earth’s surface upward, causing a cyclone to form in the atmosphere. 10. The hydrostatic equilibrium is where the atmosphere vertical pressure gradient force and the force of gravity are equal and the both are balanced with one another. The answer would be no. There cannot be a vertical motion of air possible with hydrostatic equilibrium because the gravitational force is balancing it out and without the force of gravity, the pressure gradient force would make the air accelerate into outer space. Furthermore, without the pressure gradient force, the gravity could cause Earth’s atmosphere to
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Chapter 4 Elasticity What is elasticity? Elasticity means the ability of an object to resume its normal shape after being stretched, or the ability of something to change and adapt. Some examples of elasticity is a bungie cord and rubber bands. Then there things that can be the opposite of elastic; which is called inelastic.
The first economic stance is called Neutral. Neutral stance generates more tax revenue for the government. The next economic stance is called expansionary. Expansionary is essentially where the government is spending more money than it is collecting. The final economic stance is called contractionary.
1- The State of California currently has 53 Representatives, in the U.S House. 2- The State of California have 39 democrats and 14 republicans in the house of representative. 3- The current Governor of the State of California is Governor Jerry Brown, his political party is the Democratic Party.
Russia also officially known as the Russian Federation is a federal state in Eurasia. And the ninth most populous, with over 146.6 million people at the end of March 2016. The European western part of the country is much more populated and urbanized than the East, about 77% of the population live in European Russia. Russia's capital Moscow is one of the largest cities in the world, other major urban centers include Saint Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Yekaterinburg, Nizhny Novgorod and Samara.
1. How does the discipline of geography provide a bridge between the social sciences and the physical science? Geography can be described as the most interdisciplinary of disciplines. Geography is the study of our planet 's landscapes, peoples, places and environments, global issues, the human impact on the environment and also, the interconnectedness of the world and our communities within it. Human geography takes into account the dynamics of cultures, societies, and economies, and physical geography studies the physical landscapes and the environment.
These winds are often the worst kind of destruction that surrounding land can suffer from. When these winds are active, the surrounding dirt and rock will carry with the winds and possibly increase water levels extraordinarily(Lassieur 3). These loose pieces of rock and dirt could also act as a sort of pollutant of the air. It could also blur the vision distance that you could see. Another reason for a
In the modern, globalized world, the studying of interconnections between cultures has been more necessary than ever. As an inquisitive and assertive student from a family of first-generation immigrants, I have developed a keen interest in applying myself to appreciate humanistic geography and cultures. As an excelling academic student, I strongly believe that my current qualifications, contextual interest, and mature perspective will justify my ambitions to succeed in the college-level course, AP Human Geography, as a highschool freshman. The skill sets that I possess and regularly hone will play a significant role in my success with AP Human Geography.
A hurricane forms when the warm air over the ocean rises up and the cold air comes over the water the wind starts moving fast in circles. This process creates a hurricane. Well, if a hurricane comes from the North it spins counterclockwise and when it comes from the South it spins clockwise. The higher pressure air from above flows down into the eye and the cold pressure air flows back up into the air. Do you know the categories of a hurricane?
Blizzards are caused from low air pressure system. It’s a dangerous winter storm (snow and wind combined) Sometimes strong winds pick up snow that has already fallen, creating a ground blizzard.5 Officially, the National Weather Service defines a blizzard as a storm which contains large amounts of snow OR blowing snow, with winds in excess of 35 mph and visibilities of less than 1/4 mile for an extended period of time (at least 3 hours).5The conditions often develop on the northwest side of an intense storm system. The difference between the lower pressure in the storm and the higher pressure to the west creates a tight pressure gradient, or difference in pressure between two locations, which in turn results in very strong winds.5 A steady rain or snow can fall to the north of the warm front as warm moist air from the south rises up and over the cold air ahead of the warm front.6
A hurricane forms from a bunch of other storms that form into one that becomes very dangerous. Before a hurricane comes it usually rains a lot and it also rains a lot. When the hurricane comes the rain looks like it’s raining sideways because the winds sometimes push up to 100mph speeds and that is very dangerous. Before the storm comes lots of clouds
Chapter 7 focuses on climate as it relates to conflict. When we think of climate, we think of atmosphere, mood, or the overall feel of any given situation. The book describes climate as three different types of interdependence in a situation: promotive, competitive, and individualistic, all of which represent areas found in climate analyses. The climate or mood is what shapes conflict when we are interacting with others. It’s the main ingredient that causes people to act in the ways that are conducive to their environment.
There are 4 types of air masses, there is the maritime tropical, continental tropical, maritime polar, and continental polar. . Maritime tropical air masses form over the Pacific and Atlantic ocean also over the gulf of Mexico. In the summer they bring hot and humid weather and in the winter they bring heavy rain or snow. Continental tropical air masses are formed in the southwest and northern Mexico and bring hot and dry climate. Maritime polar air masses form over the North Pacific and north
A tornado is a dangerous rotating column of air, extending from a thunderstorm to the ground. You need warm air and cool air to form a tornado, then they make a change in wind direction and increase the wind speed. The wind rotates from horizontal to vertical which then creates a tornado. (Weather wiz kids)
One of the reason that cause hurricane it’s depend on environment. Hurricane use the warm air and warm ocean as the power of the storm. As being said, the warm temperature that form above the ocean create the rotating wind because when warm air and cool air are touching together then it makes an area of lower pressure, warm air is lighter than cool air so higher air pressure pushes into the lower pressure area and it cause hurricane.