UIUC ATMS 100 - Final Exam Study Guide (14 pages)

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Final Exam Study Guide

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Overview of lectures 16-25.


Pages:
14
Type:
Study Guide
School:
University of Illinois at Urbana, Champaign
Course:
Atms 100 - Introduction to Meteorology
Edition:
1

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Exam 3 Study Guide Lectures 16 25 Lecture 16 October 29 What are oceanic gyres Oceanic gyres are ocean currents from an anticyclonic circulation in each ocean and each hemisphere Where are warm and cold currents Warm currents are east of continents and cold currents are west of continents What percent of heat occurs in oceans In the Northern Hempisphere 40 of heat transport occurs in oceans Where is the warmest water found in oceans and why The warmest water is typically found at the ocean surface because it absorbs solar radiation What is thermocline Thermocline is rapid temperature decrease with depth a few hundred meters below the surface How close to freezing are deep ocean waters Deep ocean waters are only a few degrees above freezing even in the summer and near the equator What is upwelling and what does it result in and where does is typically occur Upwelling is vertical transport of deep ocean waters upward which results in cooler surface water temperatures Upwelling typically occurs along west coast of continents aka temperatures along west coast only reach upper 50 s lower 60 s in the summer resulting in cooler summers along the west coast What is El Nino ATMS 100 1st Edition El Nino is warmer than average water in the pacific ocean off of South America What is La Nina La Nina is cooler than average water in the Pacific ocean off of South America What does ENSO stand for Enso stands for el nino southern oscillation What is southern oscillation Southern oscillation is atmospheric oscillation over south pacific ocean It encompasses both El Nino and La Nina What are trade winds Trade winds are easterly winds that blow along equator What are normal conditions of ENSO s There is typically surface low pressure near Indonesia resulting in clouds rain and high pressure near South America This results in easterly winds across the Pacific aka Trade winds Winds push the water from east to west and water is warmed by sunlight Warm moist air rises over western south



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