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James Petersen
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James Petersen
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Textbook Problem

How are Rossby waves associated with the changeable weather of the central and eastern United States?

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The way in which Rossby waves are associated with the changeable weather of the central and eastern United States.

Explanation

The upper-air westerlies and the related polar jet stream usually follow a fairly smooth pattern. However, sometimes, the upper-air westerlies progress in a wave form, which are called Rossby waves or long waves. The Rossby waves cause the cold polar air to be pushed into the lower latitudes (as these waves dip southward), leading to the formation of low pressure troughs. The waves also take the warm tropical air into higher latitudes (as it dips northward), causing the development of high pressure ridges...

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