Atmospheric science: an introductory survey by John M. Wallace

By John M. Wallace

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Intermediate Water AABW NADW Increased nutrients & dissolved CO2 Warm, low nutrients, & oxygenated Fig. 8 Idealized cross section of the thermohaline circulation in the Atlantic Ocean. In this diagram, Intermediate Water comprises several different water masses formed at temperate latitudes. Note the consistency with Fig. 3. qxd 30 9/12/05 7:40 PM Page 30 The Earth System c. The marine biosphere • beneath cyclonic circulations such as Aleutian and Icelandic lows, • along the eastern shores of the oceans at subtropical latitudes, • in a narrow strip along the equator in the equatorial Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.

23), in limiting the strength of the winds in the atmosphere, and in mixing momentum, energy, and trace constituents between the atmosphere and the underlying surface. Turbulence is not exclusively a boundary layer phenomenon: it can also be generated by flow instabilities higher in the atmosphere. The cloud pattern shown in Fig. 24 reveals the presence of waves that develop spontaneously in layers with strong vertical wind shear (layers in which the wind changes rapidly with height in a vectorial sense).

The westerlies are disturbed by an endless succession of eastward migrating disturbances called baroclinic waves, which cause the weather at these latitudes to vary from day to day. The average wavelength of these waves is ϳ4000 km and they propagate eastward at a rate of ϳ10 m sϪ1. The tropical circulation in the aqua-planet simulations is dominated by much steadier trade winds,11 marked by an easterly zonal wind component and a component directed toward the equator. The northeasterly trade winds in the northern hemisphere and the southeasterly trade winds in the southern hemisphere are the surface manifestation of overturning circulations that extend through the depth of the troposphere.

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