WIND SYSTEMS

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A&B: Ch8
Weather Project

 
Wind Systems

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Review Questions

Labs

Weather Project

I. Concepts
1. Scale
2. Wind Direction
3. Differential Heating

II. Mesoscale Winds
1. Land / sea breezes
2. Mountain / valley winds
3. Chinook
4. Santa Ana winds
5. Katabatic winds

II. Global circulation
1. Single-cell model
2. Three-cell model
3. Zonal precipitation patterns
4. Semi-permanent pressure cells

III. Asian Monsoon

IV. Jet Stream & Rossby Waves
     Current Maps

       unisys.com 300mb wind vector
       SFSU Meteorology jet stream
       SFSU Meteorology jet stream with infrared satellite image
       unisys.com 300 mb pressure level

V. El Nino Southern Oscillation




BASIC CONCEPTS
SPATIAL PATTERNS