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James Petersen
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James Petersen
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Textbook Problem

Where else on this figure (other than the area indicated) would there be strong winds?

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The location where strong winds could be experienced other than the area indicated in the accompanying figure.

Explanation

The velocity and strength of winds are influenced by the pressure gradients responsible for the wind. Pressure gradient defines “the rate of change in the atmospheric pressure between two points”.

In case of a steeper pressure gradient with a greater change in pressure over a small distance, the resultant winds would be faster and stronger. Winds usually move down a pressure gradient from high pressure regions to low pressure regions.

In Figure 4...

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