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Department
Geology
Course
GEOL 2207
Professor
B.Ward
Semester
Summer

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Global Atmospheric Circulation o Desserts in sub-tropics Clouds o Water droplets or ice crystals condense from atmosphere; also aerosols o Required for precipitation o Ex. Cumulus, Stratus, Cirrus, Cumulonimbus (severe weather) o Cirrus, altostratus, cumulus – common in BC Weather terminology: High and Low Pressure Systems o Air flows from high to low pressure regions o Creates wind and fronts  Creates wind, rain fall and snow o Bigger differential, bigger winds o Spatial variation in pressure drives wind Fronts: o A front is a boundary between masses of warm and cool air o Cold front: Cool air pushes warm air upward, results in localized high intensity precipitation  Cold air catches up to Warm air o Warm front: Warm air rises over cold air producing large-scale
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