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Department
Biology
Course
BIOL 2060
Professor
Chris Caruso
Semester
Fall

Description
BIOL 2060 lecture 5  ▯summer solstice: sun is above the tropic of cancer so the Hadley cells rise north, more  rainfall in the tropical areas   ▯autumnal equinoxes: Hadley cells centered at the equator   ▯winter solstice: seasonal precipitation in dry forest and desert  e.g. of clicker question: what would happen if the earth’s axis of rotation were not tilted  but instead were perfectly perpendicular to the plane of its orbit around the sun?   Ł seasons would be less pronounced   ▯Oceans currents: warmer water brought up, cooler water moving from the poles to the  equator   ▯mountains: temperature decreases with latitude, due to pressure, air going across the  ocean and picking up warm air creating rainfall    e.g. 
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