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Temperature.docx

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GEOL 2207
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J.Finnis

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Temperature WARMER TEMP. Causes MOTION with buoyancy and pressure Temperature - Alters buoyancy, to create vertical winds o up and down drafts - Alters pressure, to drive horizontal winds o cyclones - BOTH important in hurricanes - Continuity links vertical and horizontal winds into circulations. Downbursts and Gust Fronts Downbursts - Are regions of rapidly descending air - Caused by both falling rain that drags some air down with it o And by evaporation of some of the rain as it falls, which cools the air (cold air sinks) - Hazardous to aircraft: after takeoff/before landing - Speed
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